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    DescriptionThis humorous retelling of a favorite folktale recounts how the Chinese came to give their children short names. Beautifully illustrated, this perfect read-aloud storybook is one adults and children will enjoy sharing together again and again.When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names. Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo is the name of a mother's first, and most honored, son. It means, "the most wonderful thing in the whole wide world!"

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    Tikki Tikki Tembo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arlene Mosel, Illustrated by Blair Lent
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781427232113
    ISBN 10: 1427232113

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: TRD
    BIC subject category V2: YFJ
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: JUV030020
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV012020
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    DC22: 398.270951
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    LC classification: PZ8.1.M8346 TI 2012
    DC22: 398.270
    DC21: 398.270
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Audio Renaissance, Div of Holtzbrink Publishers
    Imprint name
    Audio Renaissance, Div of Holtzbrink Publishers
    Publication date
    30 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Arlene Mosel (1921-1996) first heard the story of Tikki tikki tembo as a child. When she grew up, she shared this wonderful tale with countless children, including her own. Because so many young listeners responded enthusiastically, she decided to write her own retelling, and "Tikki Tikki Tembo" became her first book for children. The book was named an American Library Association Notable Book and won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In 1997, "The New York Times" named it one of the best 50 children's books of the previous 50 years. Mosel was also the author of "The Funny Little Woman," which won the 1973 Caldecott Medal for Blair Lent's illustrations and was recognized as an Honor Book by the Hans Christian Andersen International Children's Book Awards. Mosel was an associate professor of library science at Case Western Reserve University. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mosel died in Indianapolis in 1996. Marcia Gay Harden is an Academy Award-winning actress who has performed in many movies, including Pollock, Into the Wild, The Mist, Casa de los Babys, Mystic River, Flubber, Meet Joe Black, and The First Wives Club. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Lee Krasner in Pollock. She has appeared on television shows including Damages and Royal Pains. For Macmillan Audio, she reads Arlene Mosel's classic children's book, "Tikki Tikki Tembo." Blair Lent received the Caldecott Medal for "The Funny Little Woman" by Arlene Mosel. He has also received three Caldecott Honors. He is the illustrator of Ms. Mosel's "Tikki Tikki Tembo," a bestseller since its publication in 1968. Blair Lent lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    "This book and CD combination...encourages children to retell the story to others (thus developing their oral language skills)...This is a very popular story that children will enjoy hearing and telling over and over." - Parents' Choice Awards, 2009 Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner"The Oscar-winner's reading voice is absolutely lovely. She has such fun with the story - and with the repeated pronunciation of "Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo" - that you'll have no problem listening again and again." - "Cookie Magazine""Young children will love hearing the audio again and again and families will play it over and over because this classic suits all ages." - "Chapel Hill Herald""Macmillan Audio has taken a classic that is over 40 years old and added new life to TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO...Read by actress Marcia Gay Harden, kids and adults alike can enjoy the tongue twister of a name story that many of us have grown up with." - TeensReadToo.com "Marcia Gay Harden provides wonderful narration, giving each character a distinctive voice." - "School Library Journal""Marcia Gay Harden's reading will remind the parents of young listeners why Arlene Mosel's book has entertained since 1968." - "AudioFile", Earphones Award Winner