Magnus the Mongoose – Meets New Friends, is the first title in this Jamaican book series. It is a vibrantly illustrated, wonderfully told story about the first meeting of local school children and Magnus, who lives in the bushes neighbouring The Sunny Square School.
The book is written in English but introduces the reader to Jamaican patois and has a glossary to explain phrases such as “Wha Gwaan” which means “Hello”. Magnus the Mongoose provides pre-schoolers with literacy and numeracy development, with a fun introduction to life in the Caribbean.
Written by: Alison Latchman
Illustrated by: Maria Scott