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How The Leopard Got His Spots (Rabbit Ears Books)

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Kipling's tall tale features illustrations that treat the man and the animals with affectionate dignity.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Spotlight (MN) (first published November 1st 1972)
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Ronyell
Leopard

“How the Leopard Got His Spots” is the fourth of the “Just So Stories” to be introduced in the Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics Series. The story features narration from Danny Glover, African music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Lori Lohstoeter’s colorful and beautiful illustrations.

Danny Glover narrates the story with an African accent, making this story filled with an African culture feeling to the story. Also, Danny Glover’s narration is full of energy as he seems to be ecstatic about narrati
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Julia Brumfield
This book takes one story from the “Just So Stories” by Rudyard Kipling to give some beautiful although in this case unique illustrations while re-telling the story. And until looking over the actual other reviews I didn't know that it was suppose to come with a tape *rats*.

Anyway the reading as with Kipling may be a bit tricky for very much younger crowds since of all the abbreviated words and it is done well to be able to read this book aloud. It is interesting to hear the Audible sample alt
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Megan
Jun 23, 2008 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh best beloved...this has to be one of my absolute favorite books as a child. I would die if I could find a copy of it with the tape recording of Danny Glover.
Kelly
Feb 07, 2009 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: upstairs
+ cassette tape read by Danny Glover.
Melissa Mcavoy
Jul 08, 2014 Melissa Mcavoy rated it really liked it
Shelves: folklore, 2nd, 4th, 3rd
Relates how the leopard got his spotted coat in order to hunt the animals in the dappled shadows of the forest. Some issues with book design. words take up small space, but humorous charming tale with good language.
Benjamin Elliott
Apr 24, 2016 Benjamin Elliott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An African folktale about (of course) the leopard getting its spots, but also how many other animals including man came to be colored the way they were. It unfolds sort of slowly, particularly with the accompanying audio track, but I really enjoyed it as a kid and when I heard it recently it hadn't lost any of its charm.
Megan
These stories would be better to read aloud, or better yet, have an expert storyteller perform. I had to force myself to get through them.
Jenny Burridge
Jan 07, 2013 Jenny Burridge rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rudyard-kipling
Excellent.
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author."

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