Tanka Tanka Skunk!

Tanka Tanka Skunk!

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by Steve Webb
     
 

Simple rhythmic patterns in a riot of shout-out-loud words and cavorting animals.

Meet Tanka the elephant and his friend Skunka. Say their names together and they sound like drums. Tanka, Skunka, Tanka, Skunka, Tanka Tanka Skunk! They have lots of friends — lemurs, llamas, zebras, big GORILLAS and yakety, yakety yaks. It’s a roller-coaster ride of

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Simple rhythmic patterns in a riot of shout-out-loud words and cavorting animals.

Meet Tanka the elephant and his friend Skunka. Say their names together and they sound like drums. Tanka, Skunka, Tanka, Skunka, Tanka Tanka Skunk! They have lots of friends — lemurs, llamas, zebras, big GORILLAS and yakety, yakety yaks. It’s a roller-coaster ride of sights and sounds and terrific fun to read aloud.

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Kirkus Reviews
Tanka the elephant and Skunka the skunk are the stars of this humorous animal-identification story that uses rhythm and rhyme to establish the concept of rhythmic beats. For example, Skunka introduces a kangaroo by saying, "His name has three beats." Each syllable is then shown spread across a set of drums, illustrating the concept of beats. A repeating refrain using the two main characters beating on drums is interspersed with rhyming sequences of animal names with cartoon-style illustrations of each character. There isn't much of a storyline, but the text has the advantages of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, and children will enjoy chanting along through repeated readings. This is a title that kindergarten and first-grade teachers will find useful for reinforcing the concept of syllables, as a story for shared reading sessions, or as independent reading for new readers. The amusing animal expressions, bright palette in summery shades, and hand-lettered text in bold black letters add to the overall appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780091884895
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
08/18/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.44(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.25(d)

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reececo331 6 months ago
Tanka Tanka Skunk! by Steve Webb Spent the week reading this to kindergarten, first grade and second grade, in music class. Its a book that shows rhythm, and syllables. Similar in nature to a Dr Seuss book because of the rhyme schema but but it does show rhythm. You can chant the entire book, using rhythm patterns of the words to teach rhythm. the kids had fun following the words.