A Trickster Tale From India

Book - 2011
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Monkey is hungry for the delicious mangoes on the island in the river, but he can't swim! How will he get there? Crocodile offers to carry Monkey across the water on his back, so Monkey hops aboard. Trouble is, Crocodile is hungry, too—for Monkey! Will clever Monkey come up with a way to get the mangoes and escape Crocodile's sharp teeth?

Master storyteller and artist Gerald McDermott brings the vibrant colors of India to his telling of this classic trickster tale, which has plenty of cleverness and a sprinkling of mischief.

Another energetic trickster tale from Caldecott Medalist Gerald McDermott

Baker & Taylor
Crocodile wants to feast on Monkey's heart and Monkey must outsmart him if he is to enjoy eating mangoes all day.

& Taylor

Unable to swim across a river in order to reach the delicious mangoes growing on a nearby island, trickster Monkey reluctantly accepts a ride on the back of scheming Crocodile, who would love to have Monkey for a meal. By the Caldecott Medal-winning author of Pig-Boy.

Publisher: Boston ; New York : Harcourt Children's Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780152165963
Branch Call Number: JX 398.2 MCD
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.


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JewelMcLatchy Dec 27, 2013

Great book in a wonderful series by same author. Perfect intro to folklore from around the world.

Jun 25, 2011

PERFECT storytime book - Most excellent illustrations and pairs nicely with the action rhyme "Five little monkeys, swinging in a tree, "you can't eat me, you can't eat me... along came Mr Crocodile...."

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