Animal Stories 2: Never Trust a Tiger

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As a merchant makes his way to the market, he comes across a beautiful tiger that has fallen down a hole. The merchant is kind enough to help the tiger out of the hole, but once he does, the tiger wants to eat him! The merchant doesn't think this is fair . . . but who is right and how can the merchant get away unscathed?

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Overview

As a merchant makes his way to the market, he comes across a beautiful tiger that has fallen down a hole. The merchant is kind enough to help the tiger out of the hole, but once he does, the tiger wants to eat him! The merchant doesn't think this is fair . . . but who is right and how can the merchant get away unscathed?

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Does one good turn deserve another? A merchant stops to free a tiger stuck in a hole by lowering a tree trunk to it, and what does he get for his trouble? A growl and a show of sharp teeth from the hungry tiger, who is planning to make a meal of him! Taken aback, the merchant protests that this is not fair. At first, the tiger says, "I don't want to be fair. I only want to be full!" But he finally agrees to a test, if only to quiet the merchant down so he can be eaten up. Colorful, energetic acrylics work together with the carefully selected vocabulary, lucid text and generous repetition to make this Korean folk tale a strong choice for early readers. In the end, the deciding vote is left to a hare, who seems confused by the quandary and asks that the two show him what happened, so the tiger gets back in the hole. The hare advises the merchant to leave immediately, and as to whether a good deed should follow a good deed, the hare says, "That all depends on who you help!" Young readers will be drawn in by the measured suspense and leave with a chuckle. An excellent addition to both the folk tale genre and the early-reader shelf. (Folk tale/early reader. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846867767
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Animal Stories , #2
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 541,986
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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