One thought on “Animal Stories 2: Never Trust a Tiger”

  1. This story is based on a Korean folk tale. A merchant is making his way to the market when he comes across a beautiful tiger that has fallen down a hole. The merchant is kind enough to help the tiger out of the hole but once he has helped him out, the tiger decides that he wants to eat him! The merchant doesn't think this is fair as he did the tiger a good deed and doesn’t believe it should be repaid with a bad deed. They ask the local plants and animals what they think. A hare settles the arg [...]

  2. This story is based on a Korean folk tale. A merchant is making his way to the market when he comes across a beautiful tiger that has fallen down a hole. The merchant helps the tiger out of the hole but once he has helped him out, the tiger decides that he wants to eat him! The merchant doesn't think this is fair as he did a good deed helping the tiger. Does the tiger eat the merchant? One must read on to find out.I thought this story was ideal for young readers, as the vocabulary is simple and [...]

  3. A nice little folk tale, not too doctored up. Lari Don consulted versions and variants according to her source statement. A great reversal story. Reminiscent of the rattlesnake parable and the elephant poop parable. Would be worth learning to tell, if from an original rather than this book. There's an authentic version in Myths and Legends from Korea: An Annotated Compendium of Ancient and Modern, by James H. Grayson.Penny Lamprell, graphic designer, made some great choices in title design and u [...]

  4. A merchant help a tiger out of a hole only to be faced with a hungry tiger who wants to eat him for dinner! The merchant argues that a good deed should not be repaid with a bad deed and when the tiger doesn't agree they ask animals and plants near their path for advice. A hare settles the argument by directing all involved to assume their beginning positions and then let's the merchant decide if he will rescue the tiger again afterall.A clever korean tale with illustrations rendered in acrylic, [...]

  5. I liked this story because it was about teaching a lesson and serves as a new way to show children that different people can have varying opinions. For my daughter it was funny, but also interesting because she never could be sure of what would happen next. We read this over 2 nights (3 chapters at a time). This was our first Animal Stories book for my 7 year old and me and we really enjoyed it. The chapters are broken up in a great way to enhance conversations of "what do you think is going to [...]

  6. A nicely done reader with theme of fairness. Humorous choice for grades 1-4 depending on reading level. Skill level would be around end of 1st grade or 2nd grade but the interest level wold continue up through 4th grade.

  7. A fun cumulative trickster tale from Korea, with lots of dialogue for fun readaloud. Wish it was bigger! Puppet show adaptation possibility.

  8. Ook al zo'n sympathiek sprookje, met even kleurrijke maar beter passende illustraties. En een belangrijke les: gevallen tijgers lekker in hun put laten zitten!

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