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خرفان عمّي خلفان

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Language: 
Title in English: 
My uncle Khalfan's sheep
Author: 
Maitha' al-Khayyat
Illustrator: 
Maya Fidawi
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Amman
Country: 
Publisher: 
Dar al-Salwa
Year of publication: 
2013
Pages: 
32 p.
Size: 
28 x 22 cm
ISBN: 
978-9957-04-073-4
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Uncle Khalfan's sheep need a visit to the dentist. One has a cavity, another has dental plaque, a third needs braces, a fourth doesn't have any teeth at all and could do with false ones. Into the surgery they go and out they come with huge smiles on their faces. And we smile with them. There’s a rhyming, rhythmic text with an engaging refrain that is repeated after each consultation. And it works perfectly with the comic illustrations, whose telling details are like knowing winks to the reader. The text is fully vocalised.