Tikki Tikki Tembo (Paperback)

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This humorous retelling of a favorite folktale recounts how the Chinese came to give their children short names. This beautifully illustrated read-along storybook and CD set is one that parents and children are sure to enjoy sharing again and again. Full color.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9781427207241
SKU 210932556
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1427207240
Release Date 7/21/2009
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.5H x 8.5L x 0.25T
From the Publisher
Annotation Many years ago, Chinese parents gave their firstborn sons long and honorable first names--this folktale explains why that practice was stopped. In a small mountain town, there lived a mother who had two young sons, her younger son was named "Chang" which mean "little or nothing," while her firstborn was named Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo which means "the most wonderful thing in the whole wide world." One day, when the two brothers were playing by the well, Chang falls in. Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo runs to his mother, who tells him to fetch the old man with the ladder so that Chang can be rescued. All is well, until many months later when the brothers decide to play by the well again--but this time Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo falls in, and it is up to Chang to do the rescuing. However, because his older brother's name takes so long to say aloud, Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo almost drowns before Chang can get the old man with the ladder can rescue him. After this terrible event, all Chinese parents realized that it is better to give all their children short names. Watercolor and ink-and wash drawings accompany the text.
Editors Note This humorous retelling of a favorite folktale recounts how the Chinese came to give their children short names. Beautifully illustrated, this perfect read-aloud storybook is one adults and children will enjoy sharing together again and again.When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names. Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo is the name of a mother’s first, and most honored, son. It means, "the most wonderful thing in the whole wide world!"
Product Attributes
Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Minimum Age 04
Publisher MacMillan Audio
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