The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Favorite Tales of Southeast

The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Favorite Tales of Southeast Asia KINDLE US BESTSELLER IN MULTICULTURAL FOLK TALES FEBIm quick and smart as I can be Try and try, but you cant catch me Mouse Deer sings his song as he walks through the forest looking for tasty fruits and roots and shoots Though he is small, he is not afraid He knows that many big animals want to eat him but first they have to catch him In these delightful trickster tales from Southeast Asia, find out how Mouse Deer gets the best of his enemies Tiger, Crocodile, and the most dangerous animal of all, Farmer TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS A READERS THEATER SCRIPT OF THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE IN AARONS BOOK FOLKTALES ON STAGE, OR FREE ON AARONS WEB SITE Aaron Shepard is the award winning author of The Bakers Dozen, The Sea Kings Daughter, The Monkey King, and manychildrens books His stories have appeared often in Cricket magazine, while his Web site is known internationally as a prime resource for folktales, storytelling, and readers theater Once a professional storyteller, Aaron specializes in lively retellings of folktales and other traditional literature, which have won him honors from the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the American Folklore Society Kim Gamble is one of the most popular childrens book illustrators of Australia He is also a frequent contributor to that countrys much loved School Magazine, where Aarons Mouse Deer stories first appeared A retelling of some of Southeast Asias most popular folklore Simply narrated, The Adventures of Mouse Deer is witty and steeped in the power of myth, as well as high spirited determination A delightful introduction to an enduring legend Small Press Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review, MayMouse Deers small stature leaves him vulnerable in the jungle, but Crocodile, Tiger, and Farmer are no match for this quick witted, fearless creature Give this book to children making their first forays into chapter books, and visit the authors Web site to download readers theater scripts Daryl Grabarek, School Library Journal, Dec ,CONTENTSMouse Deer and Tiger Mouse Deer and Crocodile Mouse Deer and Farmer SAMPLE Then he heard something ROWR There was Tiger Hello, Mouse Deer I was just getting hungry Now you can be my lunch Mouse Deer didnt want to be lunch He looked around and thought fast He saw a mud puddle Im sorry, Tiger I cant be your lunch The King has ordered me to guard his pudding His pudding said Tiger Yes There it is Mouse Deer pointed to the mud puddle It has the best taste in the world The King doesnt want anyone else to eat it Tiger looked longingly at the puddle I would like to taste the Kings pudding Oh, no, Tiger The King would be very angry Just one little taste, Mouse Deer The King will never know Well, all right, Tiger But first let me run far away, so no one will blame me

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