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Tikki Tikki Tembo (Paperback)

Author:  Arlene (RTL)/ Lent Mosel Read By:  Marcia Gay Harden Illustrator:  Blair Lent
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1427207240
ISBN-13: 9781427207241
Sku: 210932556
Publish Date: 7/21/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10.5H x 8.5L x 0.25T
Age Range:  8 to 12
Once upon a time, a long time ago, it was the custom of all the fathers and mother in China to give their first and honored sons great long names. But second sons were given hardly any name at all. (from the first line)
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.
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.

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Product attributeBook Format / Audio CD - Unabridged:   Audio CD - Unabridged
Product attributeMinimum Age:   04
Product attributePublisher:   MacMillan Audio
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