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JOMO AND MATA-Jealousy, Sibling Rivalry Children's Book (Life Skills Childrens eBooks Text-Only Version 15) [Kindle Edition]

Alyssa Chase
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Book Description

For the serious young reader - ages 6-9

This version of JOMO AND MATA does not include the illustrations. The text itself carries the story completely...no pictures necessary for the serious young reader. This is a high level reading experience, and the quick turning pages keep the story moving.

If the luminous illustrations are better for your needs, then please click on JOMO AND MATA in the Fully Illustrated Version.

SIBLING RIVALRY

JOMO AND MATA will help investigate the important issues of sibling rivalry and the uniqueness of each child.

Promote understanding and respect among brothers and sisters.

Elephants are the largest of all land animals, but Jomo is just a little elephant. His brother Mata is four years older and twice as big. And though Jomo has a strong will and a good nose, he can't hope to match Mata at digging into the dry earth with his feet and tusks to find the underground water.

But who needs to dig a well anyway when there's a river to drink from? Little Jomo might just as well rest in his brother's shadow and play a tune on his trunk.

So begins Alyssa Chase's tale of sibling rivalry, set on the East African savannah-a majestic yet harsh landscape that will allow Jomo few such carefree moments before drought theatens the survival of the young elephant and his family. When the river goes dry and scorched leaves drop from the trees, thirsty and hungry Jomo learns that elephant wells don't dig themselves and that getting the job done is more important than besting his brother.

In the sun-filled African continent, Alyssa has captured the stark beauties of Jomo's homeland-the flat-topped thorn tree and gnarled baobab, the graceful candelabra cactus and the crusty mounds of termites. And in beguiling portraits, she has described the inhabitants of the African grasslands-the gangly giraffe, the watchful zebra, the golden-eyed lion, and of course the elephants, large and small, so mysterious yet so human.

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information" which includes lots of facts about the Masai people and the animals of the East African Savannah, the family life of elephants, their powerful ears, trunks and tusks, and unusual eating habits, facts about weaver birds, termite mounds and hyrax, the elephant's closest relative, no bigger than a rabbit!

A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with the young reader about the message of the story - learning to cope with the challenges of sibling rivalry. So even though on the surface, this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.

MAKING THE CASE FOR CHARACTER EDUCATION

If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct…

If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth…

If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time…

Then this is the eBook for your children ages 6-9.

Read WITH your children, discuss the concept and message…

and know that you are part of the movement sweeping America to bring back our important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools.

(signed) The Thoughtful Parent
JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC


Editorial Reviews

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The illustrations are cheerful, warm, and informative. --Small Press Magazine, Spring, 1994

Highly recommended for classroom use, Grades K-4. --Small Press Magazine

Those teaching units on elephants or the savannah will be delighted with the variety of activities. This is a gentle tale of sibling rivalry and personal growth that would have a variety of uses in school or public libraries. --School Library Journal

Highly recommended for classroom use, Grades K-4. --Small Press Magazine

Those teaching units on elephants or the savannah will be delighted with the variety of activities. This is a gentle tale of sibling rivalry and personal growth that would have a variety of uses in school or public libraries. --School Library Journal

Highly recommended for classroom use, Grades K-4. --Small Press Magazine

Those teaching units on elephants or the savannah will be delighted with the variety of activities. This is a gentle tale of sibling rivalry and personal growth that would have a variety of uses in school or public libraries. --School Library Journal

Highly recommended for classroom use, Grades K-4. --Small Press Magazine

Those teaching units on elephants or the savannah will be delighted with the variety of activities. This is a gentle tale of sibling rivalry and personal growth that would have a variety of uses in school or public libraries. --School Library Journal

Highly recommended for classroom use, Grades K-4. --Small Press Magazine

Those teaching units on elephants or the savannah will be delighted with the variety of activities. This is a gentle tale of sibling rivalry and personal growth that would have a variety of uses in school or public libraries. --School Library Journal

From the Inside Flap

Elephants are the largest of all land animals, but Jomo is just a little elephant. His brother Mata is four years older and twice as big. And though Jomo has a strong will and a good nose, he can't hope to match Mata at digging into the dry earth with his feet and tusks to find the underground water.

But who needs to dig a well anyway when there's a river to drink from? Little Jomo might just as well rest in his brother's shadow and play a tune on his trunk.

So begins Alyssa Chase's tale of sibling rivalry, set on the East African savannah -- a majestic yet harsh landscape that will allow Jomo few such carefree moments before drought threatens the survival of the young elephant and his family. When the river goes dry and scorched leaves drop from the trees, thirsty and hungry Jomo learns that elephant wells don't dig themselves and that getting the job done is more important than besting his brother.

In sun-filled watercolor panoramas, illustrator Andra Chase has captured the stark beauties of Jomo's homeland -- the flat-topped thorn tree and gnarled baobab, the graceful candelabra cactus and the crusty mounds of termites. And in beguiling portraits, she has depicted the inhabitants of the African grasslands -- the gangly giraffe, the watchful zebra, the golden-eyed lion, and of course the elephants, large and small, so mysterious yet so human.


Product Details

  • File Size: 162 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC Self-Esteem and Self Respect Publications-MarshMedia (September 29, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00452VG0C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,522,914 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Children's title December 9, 2012
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This book has a variety of things to love. The illustrations are beautifully drawn and life-like. The pictures fill the pages and the text has the option to enlarge it and with a simple sweep of the finger moves on to the next text. I found this story to be compelling and appropriate for little kids up to age ten. The story revolves around a herd of African elephants and one little elephant in particular, Jomo. The little elephant doesn't want to do any work and doesn't understand why he should have to until he is faced with events that force him to understand.

This book has an admirable lesson that involves teaching your child about the value of hard work and the love of a family. What I liked the most about this book is that there is more for the child and parent to discuss after the book is over. There are questions included for you and your child to talk about and also a little page at the end that has further information about the continent and the animals. Nicely arranged and very well formatted, this book is one to download for a curious child.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good bedtime story! January 21, 2015
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A sweet tale for a quick bedtime story. My 10 year-old loved it and was engaged in the spirit of the tale. She couldn't wait to hear the ending! Highly recommend to all ages!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a good for the subject January 14, 2012
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I just wasted $9.99. This is a greatly overpriced book that does not provide children with a good lesson. Don't waste your time and money.
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