Dorobo the Dangerous

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Vaughan ( Wombat Stew ) sets this addition to the Animal Fair series in Japan, where each day Crane sings a merry ditty (the score is provided) to the fish swimming in her pond: ``How I love my fine, fat fishies. / Divey, dippy, splashy, splishy. / Fish is my favorite breakfast dishy. / Two, four, six, eight fish.'' But a sly fox named Dorobo begins sneaking down from Mount Fuji each night to steal a fish, until poor Crane has but one left. She sets off to seek the advice of Saru the monkey, who is ``as old as the moon and as wise as the world.'' Along the way, Crane encounters a rock, a slick snail, a broken sword, a rotten egg and a piece of bark--and tucks each item under her wing when it promises to help her apprehend the thief. After Saru confirms that these items are, indeed, exactly what she needs in order to catch Dorobo, an amusing chain reaction accomplishes that feat and brings Vaughan's story to a cheerful close. Deserving considerable credit for the book's success is Stone's boldly colored, stylized art, which skillfully evokes the setting of this crisply told tale. Ages 2-8. (June)
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Crane lives in the shadow of Mount Fuji, and loves nothing more than to count her fine, fat fishies. One morning she finds one missing! The thief strikes each night. When Crane has only one remaining fish, she seeks the advice of wise Saru, the monkey. On her way she collects objects that speak to her and offer to help trap the thief. When she reaches Saru, she finds she already has what she needs to outwit Dorobo the Dangerous, the foxy thief. The plan works, and Crane can once again sing to her fine, fat fishies. The text includes a repetitive rhyme that children adore, and can also serve as a counting book as each fish disappears. The illustrations are bold, and true to the setting of the tale.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2An original story with a Japanese flavor. Every morning, as the sun rises over Mount Fuji, Crane goes to the pond to catch a fish, singing, ``How I love my fine, fat fishies./Divey, dippy, splashy, splishy./Fish is my favorite breakfast dishy./Two, four, six, eight fish.'' However, one morning one of her carp is missing. Day after day another disappears until only one is left. Crane sets off to get advice from Saru the monkey and along the way meets many items (such as a rock and a broken sword) that promise to help catch the thief. Through a hilarious chain of events, the culprit, Dorobo the Fox, is outwitted and runs away, never to return. Stone's boldly colored illustrations done in deep purples, blues, greens, and yellows work hand in hand with this well-told tale.Rachel Fox, Port Washington Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780382244537
  • Publisher: Silver Burdett Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1994
  • Series: Animal Fair Ser.
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 2 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.97 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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