Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The 3 Little Dassies Hardcover – September 21, 2010
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From School Library Journal
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Top Customer Reviews
This is an effective retelling and no one can argue that Brett is certainly at the top of her artistic game. It most likely is not a good choice for groups simply because there is so much going on with the illustrations. The sidebar illustrations tell a separate story of the eagle and the agama lizard at the same time the story of the Dassies is being told on the main spreads. This will no doubt be perfect for one on one lap sharing as there is just a ton of stuff to discover in these beautiful, artistic pictures. This is an excellent choice if you need an example of a classic story retold, or if you are looking for a gift to add to a child's permanent collection. Recommended.
At any rate, Brett's dassies are three adorable little animals that do battle with the Big Bad Eagle. The story takes place in the Namib Desert. The three dassie sisters: Mimbi, Pimbi and Timbi, leave home to build their own homes. Dressed in traditional African dresses and turbans they are harassed by an eagle (he would be the big bad wolf in the traditional story) who wants to feed them to his eaglets. Like the traditional story, the houses are made of leaves (straw), sticks, and stone (brick). The eagle screeches "I'll flap and I'll clap and I'll blow your house in!" He manages to catch Mimbi and Pimbi by destroying their homes. When he is unable to destroy Timbi's stone house, he decides to be content with just two dassies for a snack, not realizing that the clever little Agama Man (a brightly dressed lizard) has rescued Mimbi and Pimbi. Children will enjoy making the comparisons between the traditional story and Brett's version. Readers will be entranced by Brett's customary attention to detail in her illustrations. This book would be an excellent addition to a unit on fairy tales.
Recommended for Preschool - 3rd Grade
I am writing this while viewing TV and the bomber news, so am extra sensitive this early AM.
I enjoy the Jan Brett books, (look at my list of purchased items!) to give to dear little children (I am 78!) and am always taken by the fab illustrations, but like tender story lines to engender tenderness in our children as they head into a cruel and ever-increasingly violent world! Give me these and I'll be happy!!!
Jan Brett is one of my favorite children's author and illustrater.
Her illustrations are amazing, and include much detail.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As with all of Jan Brett's books, the illustrations are marvelously detailed. The story itself is charming, but the side of each page has vignettes that go with the story and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Scot10
Our grand kids love this book and so do I. Wonderful illustrations.Published 21 months ago by customer 1285
I know that my granddaughter will love it. I have turned her into a Jan Brett fan.Published on July 4, 2014 by Kindle Customer
Awesome book by a great author, Jan Brett! If you have not shared her books with your children, please do so!Published on May 4, 2013 by Readingqueen
I bought this for my 5 year old grandson. He loved it. I thought it was a superb book----very well written and the illustrations were lovely.Published on January 12, 2013 by Faith B. Coniglio