Sunday, September 26, 2010

My 4 yr old's favorite book - Tikki Tikki Tembo retold by Arlene Mosel

Now that my son has been steering away from the "baby" books and onto big boy books I have been trying to find that one book that he will really love.  Well, I tried this book and he fell in love with it!  We now read it every night and he tries to make the story go on and gives the characters their own life.  I highly recommended this book to children 4 and up.

Here is what Amazon has to say about this book.

Editorial Reviews Review

If you haven't already read Tikki Tikki Tembo, you've probably heard at least someone recite the deliriously long name of its protagonist: Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo, by now a famous refrain in most nursery schools. In this beautiful edition--complete with line and wash illustrations by artist Blair Lent--Arlene Mosel retells an old Chinese folktale about how the people of China came to give their children short names after traditionally giving their "first and honored" sons grand, long names. Tikki tikki tembo (which means "the most wonderful thing in the whole wide world") and his brother Chang (which means "little or nothing") get into trouble with a well, are saved by the Old Man with the Ladder, and change history while they're at it. Tikki Tikki Tembo is a perfect book to read aloud, but don't be surprised if you find yourself joining the ranks of its chanting followers. (Picture book) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers 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.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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