- Age Range: 7 - 9 years
- Grade Level: 2 - 4
- Lexile Measure: 510L (What's this?)
- Series: Animal Stories (Book 2)
- Paperback: 48 pages
- Publisher: Barefoot Books (September 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846867762
- ISBN-13: 978-1846867767
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #573,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Never Trust a Tiger: A Story from Korea (Animal Stories) Paperback – September 1, 2012
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Lari Don was born in Chile and brought up in Scotland. She has worked in politics and for the BBC, but now spends her time passing on old stories and making up new ones. She is a traditional storyteller, as well as an award-winning children s author, whose love of myths, legends and fables inspires her fiction. Lari lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Told in six short chapters, the story begins with the tiger trapped in a pit. A passing merchant helps him out and the tiger repays the kindness by pouncing on the man and opening his jaws to devour him. The merchant protests, arguing that his good deed should be rewarded. The pair agree to let others be the judge. If the merchant is correct, the tiger will free him. If the tiger is right, GULP.
An ox votes in favor for the tiger. A pine tree gives the nod to the merchant. Then a hare happens along and it is she who will decide the merchant's fate. Pretending not to understand the predicament, she tricks the tiger into showing her what happened. The tiger jumps back in the pit and.... Well, do I have to spell it out?
The tale is cleverly told, with one chapter leading seamlessly to the next, and the bold illustrations are done in an appropriately primitive style. Beginning readers craving more can also check out The Tortoise's Gift: A Story from Zambia, the first book in the series.
Broken down into chapters, I read this entire book to my kindergartener in one evening because we both wanted to learn the outcome before bedtime. It can be done in one sitting but is really meant for beginning readers, thus the chapters. Published by Barefoot Books, the book promises simple vocabulary, short sentences and exciting plots for the early reader. They certainly deliver.
The book's cover says it is Animal Stories #2. I think we'll have to get the first one of the series. The Tortoise's Gift: A Story from Zambia (Animal Stories)
MY TWO CENTS: Never Trust a Tiger is an engaging read and even kept this adult interested in the story -- no small feat for a children's book. This book is appropriate for elementary school children and comes with an interesting lesson in who one should trust.