Thursday, 4 June 2009

KPE Episode 227: "Akimbo and the Elephants"

"Akimbo and the Elephants" by Alexander McCall Smith
TeRangi interviews Rachael about this book, which they say is a story about bravery, doing the right thing and looking after animals.
In this book
10 year old Akimbo lives on a game preserve in Africa. His father is the head ranger, and Akimbo is keen to help him whenever he can—even if it means getting into some pretty dangerous situations. In Akimbo and the Elephants, ivory poachers are killing grown elephants for their tusks and leaving the calves to die. When the authorities can't find out who is doing this, Akimbo sets out to save the elephants by pretending to be a hunter himself.
These girls are in Room 18 and this is their first podcast together.


  1. Well done TeRangi and Rachael,
    I can't believe that you two girls are already podcasting. You have done a good job! I am proud that both of you had been my previous students from Room 5.

    Mrs She.

  2. Great Book Review Racheal! You explained tha book very well and even I thought that I read that book.I hope I get to see more of yoour work.

    Boaza Room 15, T.I.S.

  3. Hi TeRangi and Racheal,
    That was a wonderful podcast you have did. I really like the the setting in the book because I would really would want to go to Africa and see how it is over there. The second thing I really liked about the story was characters I really liked Akimbo because he is a really kind heated person. I really wanted to know what the kiwiana was about the story.

    Thank you

  4. Hi im from LZ9 in NZ. Were quad blogging with eachother. I love the charecters and how you explained it well. I hope i can read that book sometime.