Mu Karanta Hausa Big Books are a ‘one-stop-shop’ for teachers faced with overwhelmingly large classes. The pedagogy of Mu Karanta Hausa Big Books combines the merits of the phonics and look-and-say methods. The content reflects local knowledge and culture, and the curriculum is organised according to the principles laid down by the NERDC, i.e. language, literature and customs. The pictures provide plenty of visual cues so pupils can infer and deduce meaning, and teachers can use them as a springboard for oral discussion.