Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Indonesian Fables of Feats and Fortunes

Author: Kuniko Sugiura

First line: In Indonesia, there is an animal about half the size of a small deer.

Why you should read this book: Here are three stories where small animals triumph over greater might and intelligence always carries the day, and ignorance and greed fail. These animal heroes may be tricksters or helpmates to hapless humans put upon by tyrants, but they always come out ahead, creating messages of justice. With lovely colorful illustrations, a great read-aloud story.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't want anyone to think that cock fighting is ever acceptable.

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