Three Monks

Three Monks

by Shanghai Animation and Film Studio, Sanmu Tang, Wu Ying (Translator)

Paperback(1st Edition)

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This fun multicultural children's story tells a Chinese parable.

One monk shoulders two buckets of water. Two monks lift one bucket of water. Three monks have no water! This is a story told generation after generation, and has much in common with the western saying "too many cooks spoil the broth." When there is one monk in the temple, he fetches water for himself. When there are two, they share the duty. But as the third comes, it's hard to divide the responsibilities. Everyone thinks for himself and nobody fetches water any more. At last, a fire in the temple teaches them the importance of cooperation. From then on, they cooperate and have water every day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602209732
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 09/10/2010
Series: Favorite Children's Cartoons From China Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

The original movie taken by Shanghai Animation and Film Studio, adaptation by Sammu Tang

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