monkey and rabbit together (heritage schoolhouse bilingual series)

Summary:

Monkey and Rabbit are friends, and they like to tell stories to each other. There's just one problem they each have a bad habit that drives the other crazy. Monkey has a bad habit of scratching all the time and Rabbit has the habit of sniffing and twitching all the time. Out of frustration, they challenge each other to stop their bad habit for one day. Can they do it?

Educational Themes:

The obvious lesson in this story is accepting others for who they are (habits and all). You could stretch it to take the opportunity to talk about ways to express that something annoys you (without shouting). There is a CD that comes with the book allowing kids to follow along with the text in both Chinese and English.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
1 to 6
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a fable with a lesson that kids will need to hear - and mean something different - at different ages.
Parent Reaction

This is a classic folktale: accepting others for who they are. I thought I knew the story, but this one has a twist I didn't see coming. The illustrations are bright and fun, adding a lot to the story. What particularly struck me was the repetition of key phrases that make this a refreshing choice for developing readers (second grade).

Pros:

Bright, humorous illustrations and a classic story combine in a book sure to get kids laughing ... and thinking.

Cons:

None.


Title Monkey And Rabbit Together
About

Heritage Schoolhouse Bilingual Series

Author Mike Lockett
Publisher Heritage Schoolhouse Press © 2010
Illustrators Ming-Jen Hsu
ISBN 9789866483639
Material Hard Cover
Cost $19.95
Genres Bilingual, Animal Characters, Picture Book, Fables And Folklore, Multicultural, Foreign Language
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