Tikki Tikki Tembo
Macmillan, Apr 17, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-
Three decades and more than one million copies later children still love hearing about the boy with the long name who fell down the well. Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent's classic re-creation of an ancient Chinese folktale has hooked legions of children, teachers, and parents, who return, generation after generation, to learn about the danger of having such an honorable name as Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo.
Tikki Tikki Tembo is the winner of the 1968 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librarybird08 - LibraryThing
A Chinese folktale about why Chinese people have short names. It is said that the first born son used to have a really long name but when that character in the story falls down a well it takes so long for his younger brother to spit out his name that he almost perishes. Read full review
A fun classic story with a good moral and a character who's name is fun to say with the kids. Read full review