[Read] ➹ Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock (Anansi the Trickster) ➵ Eric A Kimmel – Tactical-player.co.uk
I ve had, now, three copies of this book We wore out the first two paper back s and I ve finally gotten one in hardback, to read to with my 5 grandchildren At one point I looked for Anansi books and found nothing like this one, sadly Anansi is a manipulative spider who figures out how to use a bit of magic he discovers to his advantage against an entire village of animals In the end, a little unassuming bush deer outsmarts him and reverses his manipulation, making things right again.We all have people in our lives like Anansi The lesson in this book will come in handy one day, and the kids love the patterning and sound effect in the story This is one of my favorites, which my children loved and now my grandchildren love as well. I received this book in great condition and it arrived quickly as promised However, the book itself is only alright I have another Anansi book, Anansi and the Talking Melon, that I love It is a fabulous trickster tale I was hoping to add another great book to my collection Eric Kimmel fell a little short this time. This book includes one of my favorite Anansi tales, and I love how the clever spider is portrayed by the illustrator as a real looking spider rather than some sort of spider human hybrid that seems to grace the pages of many children s books This spidery persona of Anansi makes him appear all the crafty, sneaky, and greedy much to the delight of readers.It s brilliant how the animals maintain a taste of realism while also sporting some recognizable human qualities too like sitting in porch chairs and rocking chairs This is a refreshing approach, and the illustrations are so fun A joy to look at You just have to laugh at a fainting hippo and a dejected lion.The story is well told too We all wait for Anansi to be outwitted by Little Bush Deer after his reign of trickery and food collecting Readers who enjoy this book may also enjoy Anansi and the Magic Stick, which is created by the same author illustrator pair Eric A Kimmel and Janet Stevens For readers who like an Anansi that is a spider that has a human face, check out Verna Aardema s Anansi Does the Impossible This book makes a great addition to the family and or school library. I had this book years ago and my 1st grade students read it so much that some of the pages were missing and I d have to make up what happened on the missing pages I finally bought a replacement and I m so glad I did It s an adorable book that my students always want read over and over to them. A Classic Trickster Folktale Told With Humor And Charm, This Is A Perfect Read Along Book Both Parents And Children Will Love When Anansi The Spider Finds A Strange Moss Covered Rock In The Forest, He Uses It To Trick All His Animal Friends But Little Bush Deer Is Onto Anansi S Scheme, And Hatches A Plan To Beat Him At His Own Game Based On Tales Originating In West Africa And Familiar In Caribbean Culture, The Five Book Anansi The Trickster Series Is Full Of Slapstick Humor And Mischief Eric A Kimmel S Imaginative Energy Combined With Janet Stevens Expressive Illustrations Create The Perfect Silly Stories For Fun Loving Kids Anansi books really click with kids This is one of my favorites because it is funny, but they are all worth purchasing picking up at library.