My favourite African folktales are energetic, interactive, succinct and full of laughter. I got to tell some of these to key stage 1 pupils in Solihull during World Book Week.

Pupils were engaged throughout the storytelling session, busy learning songs, rhymes, dances and even some African drumming!

Those interested in learning more about African Oral Storytelling should check out master storyteller Jan Blake, who specialises in tales from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia.