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Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
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Apr 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: traditional
Read in March, 2012

This Tikki Tikki Tembo book is about a mother and her two sons. One, which is the oldest son who has a very long name and is considered the best of the two sons. The youngest son has a very short name and is not appreciated at all. When the youngest son fell into to well the mother got the old man with the ladder, they pulled him out, then talked about his foolish ways. Then the brothers eventually went back and the oldest son fell in the second time. The mother could hardly believe the story. So the youngest son ran to the old man. The old man could hardly say the oldest boys name so it took him a while to realize what the youngest son was saying. When the old many finally understood and rushed to pull the oldest son out of the well. Where he was in there for so long it took him much longer to recover. From then on mothers gave all of their children short names. This book is a great multicultural book. It illustrations are are mostly the same colors but well drawn. I wish the faces had shown a little more emotion, but overall they were great.

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