Anansi's Party Timeby Eric A. Kimmel, Janet Stevens (Illustrator), Jerry Terheyden (Read by)
The fifth book in the popular Anansi trickster tales series by acclaimed author-and-illustrator team Eric A. Kimmel and Janet Stevens. Anansi is throwing a party. He invites Turtle, but plays so many tricks on him that Turtle can't have any fun. So turtle decides to get even and throws a part of his own. A companion to "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock", "Anansi Goes Fishing", "Anansi and the Talking Melon," and "Anansi and the Magic Stick".
Children will delight in hearing this tale of the spider's comeuppance. After Anansi invites Turtle to a party just to play a trick on him, Turtle exacts his revenge. Almost every page, illustrated in acrylic ink and colored pencils, has some comical element. Laughs abound from the twisted path on the party map invitation that Anansi initially sends to Turtle and then later when Turtle sends a similar one back, to the hilarious costumes that Turtle tries on before he makes his choice of what to wear. Crocodile and Hippo loom large on the page underwater as they try to guess the mystery animal party game. Stevens has captured additional humor in the animals' droll facial features. Children will ask for repeated readings as they pause over the details in the artwork.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
"Stevens...adds to the story's comic intensity."
- Live Oak Media (NY)
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Janet Stevens has illustrated a number of highly praised books, among them "The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs", "Sasha the Silly", "The Owl and teh Pussycat", and "The Princess and the Pea" (an International Reading Association Reader's Choice), many of which she's written with her sister, Susan. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. www.janetstevens.com
Eirc A. Kimmel is the author of numerous books for children, including Anansi and The Talking Melon, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, and Anansi Goes Fishing, all illustrated by Janet Stevens, as well as Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a Caldecott Honor Book illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. He lives in Oregon with his wife.
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