Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

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Holiday House, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
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Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

What a great trickster tale! No actual harm is done. The smallest animal is the one that outwits Anansi. The illustrations are both adorable and hilarious - you've just got to see Rhinoceros lying on ... Read full review

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

I thought this one was decent, but I gave it an extra star since my kids laughed their butts off when I read it aloud to them. (Two questions: Why are all of the animals "he"? And am I the only one ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

Janet Stevens has written, adapted, or illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including "And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon" ("Child Magazine" Best Children's Book List, 2001), "Tops & Bottoms" (Disney NAPPA Book from "LA Parent"), and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" (Parents Choice Award).