Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica
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Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  6 reviews
After tricking Tiger into leaving the soup he has been cooking, Anansi the spider eats the soup himself and manages to put the blame on the monkeys.
Hardcover, 1 page
Published September 1st 1994 by Orchard Books (NY)
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Jessica Sheaffer
Tiger Soup, is a classic West African trickster tale that is set in Jamaica. The story features the always clever, Anansi the spider, who tricks Tiger into leaving the pot of sweet soup he made, so that Anansi can creep in and eat it. Anansi knows it won’t be long before Tiger returns to an empty soup pot, so Anansi tricks the monkeys into singing a song that convinces Tiger that the monkeys ate his soup. The monkeys narrowly escape Tiger’s wrath by climbing into the trees. As many traditional t...more
Jim
This time it's an Anansi story from Jamaica - detailing why monkeys climb trees.

Max didn't think it was quite as funny as some of the other Anansi stories we've read.
Benji Martin
This is a classic Anansi story.
Lori
A great story to use for teaching about deception and how characters sometimes think one thing, but seem to act contrary to their thoughts. Great for teaching kids how to infer meaning from text.

And fun to act out too.
Dolly
Mar 10, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2009, childrens, jamaica
An interesting story about a clever spider (Anansi) and a tiger who makes some delicious, sweet coconut mango soup. The dialogue is a little difficult to read aloud, but the story is fun and the illustrations are great.
Librariansteph
Wish this was still in print.
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