Anansi Goes to Lunch

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Anansi is invited to three concurrent parties and wants to attend them all. He gives each of his hosts a rope to tug, ties the other end around his own waist, and waits to be summoned when the food is served — but when all of the food is ready at the same time, Anansi is caught in the middle! That's why Spiders have small waists today.

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Overview

Anansi is invited to three concurrent parties and wants to attend them all. He gives each of his hosts a rope to tug, ties the other end around his own waist, and waits to be summoned when the food is served — but when all of the food is ready at the same time, Anansi is caught in the middle! That's why Spiders have small waists today.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Julie Hendrix
Anansi is a greedy little spider. He is invited to eat lunch with Hippo and accepts. He is also invited to each lunch that day with elephant and zebra; he accepts their invitations, too. Anansi wants everything that is offered to him and concocts and plan to take advantage of all of it. Each friend has a string that he will pull when lunch is ready. Anansi ties the other end of these strings around his belly. When the string is pulled, Anansi will go to lunch. Of course, Anansi's plan backfires on him. All three lunches are ready at the same time. So, all three strings are pulled at the same time. Anansi gets pulled all over the place, and his waist takes the toll. After the strings break, Anansi's changed waist will be tiny forever. This folktale explains why spiders have big bodies but small waists. The pictures are colorful and the animals are beautifully drawn. Reviewer: Julie Hendrix
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874838527
  • Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Series: Story Cove Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 714,498
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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