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Tikki Tikki Tembo

Mosel, Arlene. Book - 1968 None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Youth level.
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.


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Tikki Tikki Tembo submitted by SBNB on August 21, 2018, 3:58pm I remembered this book from my childhood. It stuck with me, and today I read it to my oldest (who has an average-length name). It's a nice story with nice illustrations. I recommend it.

Great book submitted by maggie_aa on August 21, 2018, 11:45pm Great book with a sweet story

Classic submitted by katieepage on July 29, 2019, 12:08am Timeless, I loved this as a child and read it to my kids.

An Old Favorite submitted by GSchne on July 25, 2022, 8:08pm I loved this book as a kid. I can still recite Tikki Tikki Tembos 's full name. I've read it to my son and he likes it, but I don't think he likes it as much as I did.

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New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1968]
Year Published: 1968
Description: [45] p. col. illus. 26 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

Lexile: 1090


Lent, Blair.

Folklore -- China.
Names, Personal -- Folklore.