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Tricky Tortoise (African Animal Tales) Paperback – March 1, 1990


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: African Animal Tales (Book 14)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (March 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340516240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340516249
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #569,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Trod upon by Elephant for "the three hundred and thirty-second time," the beleaguered Tortoise concocts a clever revenge in this droll cautionary tale. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2 Kennaway uses color and shape boldly to complement well this original folktale. The storyline itself is a familiar one in the folk tradition: the little guy out-foxes (or in this case, "out-tortoises") the big guy. Elephant is big, so big that at times his bulky gray body covers a two-page spread. And he needs to be big to amplify his role as bully and boaster. Tortoise, on the other hand, is tricky, and his cleanly-drawn image sports an ever-present sly grin. All of the animals are simply drawn with shapes that evoke the African landscape. The use of a chant "Weyo weeyo wee. . .yo. . .HUP we go!" lends an authentic ring to the language, as does the unadorned writing style. The story is fun, and children will no doubtfind it satisfying. Lee Bock, Brown County Public Libraries, Green Bay, Wis.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DONALD G. FOX on October 11, 2006
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So, what can a turtle do when an arrogant, self-absorbed elephant steps on him "for the three hundred and thirty-second time?" The answer is: a lot. Our hard-shelled hero uses his head to show that brain power outshines brawn. This is a fun and beautifully illustrated fable that can teach all of us something about compassion and being sure to think about the needs of others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dianab on March 11, 2012
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Saw these books in airport in Botswana . Wrote down author and ordered them for all my grand kids. The kids like the books by this author.
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All of the books in this series are terrific, but this is one of my very favorites. I still chuckle every time I read it.
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