Tikki Tikki Tembo

Tikki Tikki Tembo

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by Arlene Mosel, Blair Lent
     
 

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This humorous retelling of a favorite folktale recounts how the Chinese came to give their children short names. Beautifully illustrated, this perfect read-aloud storybook is one adults and children will enjoy sharing together again and again. Full-color.See more details below

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This humorous retelling of a favorite folktale recounts how the Chinese came to give their children short names. Beautifully illustrated, this perfect read-aloud storybook is one adults and children will enjoy sharing together again and again. Full-color.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this folktale, help is slow in coming when a Chinese boy falls into a well, since the boy's long and difficult name must be pronounced in full. Beautifully expressive drawings enhance the book's Oriental feel. Ages 4-7. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3—In this classic Chinese folktale, retold by Arlene Mosel and illustrated by Blair Lent (Holt, 1968), Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruche-pip peri pembo and younger brother Chang are playing near a well and Chang falls in. The older boy goes for help and Chang is rescued. Months later, the older brother falls in, but when Chang runs to get help, his brother's very long name requires too much breath and Chang can't get his mother to understand. In the end, Tikki tikki tembo is rescued. "And from that day to this, the Chinese have always thought it wise to give all their children little, short names." Marcia Gay Harden provides wonderful narration, giving each character a distinctive voice. A few sound effects add to the telling. Have the book available so that listeners can peruse Blair Lent's lovely line and wash illustrations. A great addition for listening centers.—Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings School, Hoover, AL
The Horn Book
On spacious, uncluttered pages the artist has extended the story with wonderfully droll ink-and-wash drawings that combine imaginative beauty with a true Chinese spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805011661
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
09/28/1989
Series:
Owlet Books Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD1090L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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