Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Panda's and Their Chopsticks: And Other Animal Stories by Demi

Rating 3 out of 5
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
Hardcover: 28 pages
Publisher: Wisdom Tales (August 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937786161
ISBN-13: 978-1937786168
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches


Eating bamboo shoots with chopsticks three feet long? Impossible, you say. Not if you are a playful panda and learn to share and work together with your friends! In her beautifully illustrated new book, award-winning author, Demi, presents ten classic animal stories, each containing important moral lessons for little hearts and minds to absorb. Cunning kitties, helpful hummingbirds, talkative turtles, and hasty hedgehogs, all bring these meaningful fables to life. Through her magical illustrations and whimsical storytelling, Demi teaches the importance of being humble, the dangers of being too proud, the importance of generosity and sharing, and how everyone, no matter how small, has a part to play in life.

This is a cute book with simple illustrations that bring to life old fables with moral endings.  Even though the pictures are basic they convey the story well.

It was fun to read these tales to my son, especially the talking tortoise one. I remember this particular story (from India I believe) from when I young. My son enjoyed the Panda story and thought it was cute (and funny that Panda's would try to eat with huge chopsticks).

This is a good collection for people wanting to introduce their children to traditional fables.

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