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More Stories to Solve: Fifteen Folktales from Around the World Paperback – March 6, 2001
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A major strength of the book is the variety of sources of the tales - Korean, Liberian, Kasmiri, Russian, Bengali, Chilean, Mexican, Burmese; in fact many of the stories could have come from any of a number of cultures. The illustrations add to the interest of the book for its intended audience.
The only weakness is that it offer no alternative answers or requires knowledge that may not be familar to the reader. If children are reading the book independently, they may not have the confidence to recognize that their answer is a clever as the one given in the text.
This is a fun book that should be enjoyed by parent and child.
A major strength of the book is the variety of sources of the tales - Tibetan, Aesop, Armenia, India, Grimm brothers, Ethiopian, Japan; in fact many of the stories could have come from any of a number of cultures. The illustrations add to the interest of the book for its intended audience.
The only weakness is that in only one case does it offer alternative answers. For example, in filling a room perfume works as well as light; if children are reading the book independently, they may not have the confidence to recognize that their answer is a clever as the one given in the text.
The stories are fun - parents and children should enjoy this.
There is the classic tale of a man having to transport a wolf , a goat, and a cabbage across a river without loss. His boat can only hold the man and one of the three items. If left together by the man, the wolf would eat the goat, or the goat would eat the cabbage. The book illustrates two different solutions, each taking seven trips to get everything across the river.
Another story is about two fathers and two sons who went fishing and everyone caught one fish. Three fish were caught in total -- how was this possible?
The book is illustrated and the writing is clear. My grandson enjoys the stories.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My sons (age 7 & 5) have loved this book. I only wish it was longer and that the two stories we skipped because of mystism and gore were not included.Published 28 days ago by Mellissa
My students loved hearing these stories and trying to solve them. It encouraged them to listen to the ideas of others so that they were working together to solve them.Published 2 months ago by Gramma/Retired Teacher in GA
These stories are not nearly as good as the first Stories To Solve. Save your $$.Published 9 months ago by Andrea