Jenilyn Willis's Reviews > Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India

Monkey by Gerald McDermott
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Dec 14, 11

bookshelves: animals, morals, picture-books, foreign-tales
Read in October, 2011

This book was kind of neat. I think my favorite thing about it was the fact that it was a folk tale from another country and I think it's important to show children things like that. They need to know where things come from and this would be a good book to read and then discuss the origins of the tale. I also think the kids would like the story because the alligator is trying to trick the monkey, but in the end the monkey ends up tricking the alligator. It also has a moral at the end, which could be another nice point for discussion for kids. You could explain what exactly a moral is and how they are present in some stories.
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