Tikki Tikki Tembo

Book review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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age 4+

Classic read-aloud has problematic portrayal of Chinese.

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age 2+

A classic children’s book from 1968!

A classic childern’s book! Not only does the story and illustrations capture and engage small children, the very long name is a bit of a challenge and encourages memory skills for little ones. A positive story from beginning to end and just as fun for the adult to read to a child! My grandchildren would ask me to read, read and read this book again!

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Tiki Tiki Tembo

I loved this book as a child and read it to my children and grandchildren who also loved it Even if it is not a true adaptation of fact it has many lessons to be learned. It is funny, sad and fun to read aloud. Kids love the long name and feel sympathy with his having to repeat such a long name. It is great for sight recognition and phonics. In a time when kids are losing all the fun engaging books that were a part of so many parents and grandparents past, it is great to see this still in circulation and making more children smile It is a great platform to teach about how Asian culture is in actuality and to reinforce that this is fictional.

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