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Tinga Tinga Tales Series

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    Tinga Tinga Tales is a children’s animated TV series, based on folk tales from Africa, on CBeebies and Disney Junior.

    Inspired by traditional animal stories from Africa and the Tingatinga artwork of Tanzania, the Tinga Tinga Tales series of picture books features the colourful cast of animals from the television animation and glorious illustrations.

    Discover the stories behind why elephant has  a trunk, how lion got his roar, and more, as you join the Tinga Tinga animals on their colourful adventures.

    All the Tinga Tinga Tales books in order:

    Book 1: Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Monkeys Swing in the Trees (2010)
    Book 2: Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Elephant has a Trunk (2010)
    Book 3: Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Lion Roarrrs! (2011)
    Book 4: Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Giraffe has a Long Neck (2011)
    Book 5: Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Chameleon Changes Colour (2012)
    Book 6: Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Leopard Has Spots (2012)

    Board books:
    Book 1: Counting 1 2 3 with Tinga Tinga Tales (2010)
    Book 2: Opposites in Tinga Tinga Tales (2011)

    Book 1
    Book 1

    Why Monkeys Swing in the Trees

    You see there was a time when Monkeys didn't swing in the trees. They used to stay on the ground and play ...And they lo... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Why Elephant Has a Trunk

    You see, there was a time when Elephant had no nose. He was big, he was clumsy and he was very, very Smelly! Brilliantly... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Lion Roarrrs!

    You see there was a time when Lion wasn't like a king. You could say that Lion had no roar . . .Brilliantly colourful Ti... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Giraffe has a Long Neck

    You see, there was a time when Giraffe didn't have a long neck. She had short legs, short horns and a very short, stumpy... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Chameleon Changes Colour

    You see, there was a time when Chameleon wasn't bright and colourful. In fact he was dull and grey. But one day he dippe... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Leopard Has Spots

    Inspired by traditional animal stories from Africa and the Tingatinga artwork of Tanzania, the Tinga Tinga Tales series ... More

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Counting 1 2 3 with Tinga Tinga Tales

    Pre-schoolers can spot their favourite 'Tinga Tinga Tales' animals and learn basic counting in this colourful board book... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Opposites in Tinga Tinga Tales

    Big and small, short and tall - meet all the different animals in 'Tinga Tinga Tales'. Pre-schoolers can spot their favo... More

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