“The Legend Of The African Bao-bab Tree” is the story of a beautiful tree who complained to the Great Spirit of the Wild Plains about wanting to be the best and brightest and most handsome of all the African trees. The Great Spirit became tired of the complaints, and reached down from the sky, yanked the tree out of the ground and placed it back into the earth Upside Down! All the animals were alarmed, and so was the huge tree. For after that, the magnificent tree only grew leaves once a year. The other months, the Roots seemed to bend and grow towards the sky.