GRANDFATHER TANG'S STORY
New York : Dragonfly, 1997
IL K-3, RL 3.6
Everyone knows that grandfathers
tell the best stories. In this story of Chinese folklore a grandfather
shares the story of two magic fox fairies with his granddaughter, little
Soo. Throughout the story each fox tries to outdo the other by changing
shape. One becomes a rabbit and the other changes into a dog to chase
the rabbit. In the midst of their efforts to outdo each other they are
faced with a dangerous situation when they run into a hunter. Will
the foxes be able to pull together and escape?
This is a cute book about friendship and standing by your friends through tough times. The book uses the art of Chinese tangrams and folklore of the fox fairies. They use their supernatural powers of transformation to change into different animals to get away from each other. But when one of the foxes is hurt, the other fox stays with his friend until they are safe. Great for an integrated math lesson, especially for introducing geometry. The author includes lesson ideas inside the front and back cover. (Kimberly Cash, email@example.com, teacher)
Storytelling -- Fiction.
Foxes -- Fiction.
Fairies -- Fiction.