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The Sticky Doll Trap

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hare is a cheeky rascal who prefers to have a nap while the other animals are scratching in the earth searching for water. Hare tricks Monkey and then Hyena into shutting their eyes tight while he fills his calabash with the newly-found water and scampers away. By now, the animals are angry, and decide to have their own back. They make a huge, gummy, sticky doll, set it up ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
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Rochetta G
Mar 11, 2012 Rochetta G rated it it was amazing
This book is about a hare that prefers to sleep while other animals look for water during a drought. Once the other animals find water they decide to only give water to those who worked hard to get it. One by one they guard the water and the hare appears and tricks them into getting some water. Anticipating the hare will come back again; the other animals make a sticky doll trap out of tree sap. As planned, the hare arrives and gets stuck on the trap. The other animals free him. He again tricks ...more
Patricia Smith
Nov 21, 2013 Patricia Smith rated it it was amazing
A West African folklore tale about a tricky hare. It is hot and the water has dried up. All the animals came together except the lazy hare and dug up a spring. Since the hare did not help, he was not welcome to enjoy the fresh water from the spring. Everyday an animal guarded the spring from the hare. The hare devised a plan to get some of the water and it worked. In the end the hare was able to get away and trick others. The book is intended for primary aged children. The book is appealing to ...more
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Jul 22, 2013 Msjennifers Corner rated it it was amazing
I was expecting Briar Rabbit and the tar baby so I was pleasantly surprised at this rendition. Tells the moral of not working hard but the rabbit still manages to get away which frequently is what happens in life. Great for discussion.
Nov 26, 2011 Jenette rated it liked it
A different version of Brer Rabbit. I still like Uncle Remus the best. Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby will always be a classic with me that can not be topped.
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