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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Hardcover – September 26, 1997
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4. In this glorious picture book, Pinkney's accessible retelling and dramatic watercolors plunge readers into the lush garden Rikki rules and the life of the family he comes to guard. The large pictures (often spreading across much of a facing page) can barely contain the mongoose's energy as his lithe body twists and turns, evading and attacking the cobras and the brown snake, curling in young Teddy's arms, and basking in the family's adulation. Pinkney's humans are not idealized, and Rikki, while eminently pettable, is not anthropomorphized. The subdued natural colors of the animals contrast with the garden's riot. The splash of a yellow squash blossom; Teddy's crimson shirt; a scarlet hibiscus; or the burnished head of Darzee, the tailor bird, add grace notes to the shimmering pages. This great story has been given the loving treatment it deserves.?Patricia Lothrop-Green, St. George's School, Newport,
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Kirkus Reviews
Pinkney dwells on this story of Rikki-tikki-tavi, the sensible, brave mongoose adopted by an English family living in India. The animals speak to each other, so readers know how the little mongoose is aided by the tailorbird, Darzee, and and his wife in escaping death from the menacing cobras who hope to kill the human family and raise their 25 hatchlings in an empty house. Excitement and danger ebb and flow throughout the illustrations for this classic story. The people are drawn with less vitality than the creatures, yet the stances and concerns of the human parents echo those of the animals for their children. Exotic flora borders garden baths; a few details--an antique inkwell- -exemplify the period; yet the true strength of the large watercolors is in the framing of deadly fighting and impending attacks. Pinkney puts his heart into a story he loves, and makes it live again. (Picture book. 5-10) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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It is a disturbing story...but is metaphorical in it's use of a mongoose against a cobra...fearless in it's fight to combat and defeat evil in and around the family, using a garden as a microcosmic world that must live with the constant tension between good and evil, peace and war, safety and risk.
The book is a very thin, flexible covered trade size book; not much to it...it's an inexpensive reproduction, I think, but nicely done; a nice, first-time intro for someone who doesn't want to spend a lot.