Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson.
Meet the Author
Janet Stevens received her B.F.A. from the University of Colorado. She has illustrated and adapted The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse, The Tortoise and the Hare, and several Hans Christian Andersen tales. She has also illustrated The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs and other popular books. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and two children.
Eric A. Kimmel is Professor of Education at Portland State University and a past president of the Oregon Reading Association. The author of a number of picture books, he is a regular contributor to the children's magazine Cricket, as well as a storyteller. For years he has told Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock to enthusiastic audiences.
Originally a West African tale, the moss-covered rock story is familiar in Caribbearn culture, where Anansi is a beloved folklore character. Sometimes, he assumes the form of a man; other times, he is depicted as a spider.
Dr. Kimmel and his wife live in Portland, Oreland.
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*Vibrant, attractive color illustrations will draw in readers. *Engaging and entertaining characters. *Fascinating storyline. *A good choice for read-aloud time or picture book time.
This is a great book to read to elementary children. With Little Bush Deer hiding in the brush, Anansi plays trick after trick on his friends. Little Bush Deer teaches him a valuable life lesson. Children love the humor in the story and going back to the front of the book to find the hidden deer on each page.
This book was great. I have two children, 5 & 3 who pick this book night after night. The illustrations are wonderful. The moral is clear. It is such a fun book to read.