This beautifully illustrated multicultural children's book showcases many of the stories and fairy tales from Asia.
For thousands of years, parents around the world have been telling their children stories; at bedtime, over the dinner table, and around the fire. Each country has its own set of fascinating tales, which are especially enjoyable for children to discover. Asian Children's Favorite Stories is a marvelous collection of 13 beautifully told folktales from eight major countries in Asia-China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Open the pages of this fascinating storybook to introduce your child to the wonders of Asia-and the joy of finding new favorites to read over and over again.
Asian children's stories include:
The Waters of Olive Lake—CHINA
Why Cats and Dogs Don't Get Along—KOREA
The Clever Rabbit and Numskull—INDIA
The Crane's Gratitude—JAPAN
Why the Tapir Has No Tail—MALAYSIA
Baka the Cow and Kalabaw the Water Buffalo—PHILIPPINES
And many more!
The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For thousands of years parents around the world have been telling kids stories: here's an outstanding and enthusiastically recommended specialty collection of some thirteen lovely folktales drawn from eight major countries in Asia: each of which is perfect for both introducing very young kids to Asian favorites and for adding new excitement to the nighttime reading routine. ASIAN CHILDREN'S FAVORITE STORIES holds many fascinating picks, from 'How the Sea Became Salty' from Japan to a Malaysian folk story 'Why the Tapir Has No Tail'. Parents interested in unique read-aloud opportunities will find it inviting, with lovely color drawings by Patrick Yee adding excitement.
I will use it as a story time book for book for my elementary classroom. It is a good resource for a multicultural curriculum.
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