Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric A. KimmelA classic trickster folktale told with humor and charm, this is a perfect read along book both parents and children will love.
When Anansi the Spider finds a strange moss-covered rock in the forest, he uses it to trick all his animal friends. But Little Bush Deer is onto Anansis scheme, and hatches a plan to beat him at his own game.
Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmels imaginative energy combined with Janet Stevens expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.
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Although Eric Kimmel does not identify the source of this story, such tales are found in West Africa and in the Caribbean. In this tale, Anansi the Spider is walking through the forest when he finds a strange, moss-covered rock. After commenting on the rock, Anansi falls down senseless. After an hour he wakes up. Upon awaking, he realizes what happened and how to use this knowledge to trick others. He uses his knowledge to trick all the animals so that he could steal their food.
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Sweet juicy nectar dribbled and trickled through my fingers, along my arms, pooling on the warm concrete at my feet. I wiggled my sticky toes. I longingly eyed the haphazard collection of seeds. The pile of seeds grew. The stash of watermelon dwindled. The quiet languid afternoon air rested.