How the Camel Got His Hump

How the Camel Got His Hump

by Robert James, Stefania Colnaghi

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
More than 100 years ago Rudyard Kipling wrote a series of "Just So" stories and this is an adaptation of one of them. It begins by stating that long ago, the animals all worked hard except for the camel. When the desert god saw this, he inquired as to why the camel was so lazy. The answer was "humph!" The camel's rudeness earned the wrath of the desert god and as punishment he created the hump on its back and was destined to work for days without eating or drinking. The illustrations in this reader are full of humor and expression and really do add an extra element to the story. The book closes with two pages of puzzles. In the first puzzle readers are asked to put the pictures that represent the story into their proper sequence. The second puzzle offers several words and asks readers to associate them with the camel or the desert god. The answers are provided. The closing page has a message for parents, caregivers, and teachers. Suggestions for reading this Guided Reading Level E "Tadpole Tales" book with children are also provided. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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