☆ The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India || ☆ PDF Read by ☆ Paul Galdone

  • Title: The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India
  • Author: Paul Galdone
  • ISBN: 9780395288061
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Twice the clever little monkey foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him.
    Paul Galdone
    Paul Galdone 1907 November 7, 1986 was a children s literature author and illustrator He was born in Budapest and he emigrated to the United States in 1921 He studied art at the Art Student s League and New York School for Industrial Design He served for the US Army during world War II.He illustrated nearly all of Eve Titus books including, Basil of Baker Street series which was translated to the screen in the animated Disney film, The Great Mouse Detective.Galdone and Titus were nominated for Caldecott Medals for Anatole 1957 and Anatole and the Cat 1958 The titles were later named Caldecott Honor books in 1971.He died of a heart attack in Nyack, New York He was posthumously awarded the 1996 Kerlan Award for his contribution to children s literature His retellings of classic tales like The Little Red Hen or Three Billy Goats Gruff have become staples.


    Paul Galdone's trickster tales are exceptional, and this is no exception.

    Margaret Chind
    Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.During the Memoria Press Classical Core Curriculum for Second Grade one of the read aloud book choices is The Monkey and the Crocodile by Paul Galdone. Discussion questions and enrichment materials for this book are included in the Memoria Press Enrichment Guide for Second Grade. I love the Memoria Press Enrichment Guides!! They make a great mini unit study. Week four is on this vintage picture book and other recommended reads include Let's Read and Fin [...]

    Laurie Trout
    RL 3.5Lexile: 625Fountas & Pinnell: OIn this tale the young crocodile is sure he is smarter than the monkey. He would really like to eat the monkey, but since the monkey does not go in the water, the crocodile has to make a plan. He studies the monkey's habits and comes up with a plan. The rest of the story is about who is more cunning, the monkey or the crocodile. Classroom Use: Studying: The crocodile knew what he wanted but had to study the monkey's habits for days to come up with a plan. [...]

    Scott Pagel
    I have heard this story told orally but this was the first time I've read it. The first thing I noticed was how colorful the pictures were considering the book was published in 1969. Many books from that time did have color, of course, but many seem washed out to me. These illustrations are more vivid than most from that time and still hold up well today. The monkeys and the crocodiles are slightly cartoonish but accurate - a perfect mix for this story - and the child I read this to mentioned th [...]

    Jenna Applegate
    The Monkey and the Crocodile is a good fable to teach kids that you don't have to be the biggest and strongest to win. The Crocodile's wife told the crocodile that he had to get the monkey's heart because she wanted to eat it since it was the sweetest in the land. the crocodile told the monkey that he would take the monkey to the other side of the island so that he could try all the other sweet fruits. As the crocodile is swimming over the island he tries to drown the monkey to take his heart. T [...]

    I love Paul Galdone books, so I borrowed this from the library for my kids to read. (One of my favorite books EVER is Paul Galdone's Three Little Kittens. There's just something about it.) It's a nice big size with huge illustrations. The story is billed as "A Jakata Tale From India." There is a clever monkey, and a crocodile who wants to eat himbut I won't spoil the story for you.

    Cara Stone
    A cute and simple, yet valuable, story with expressive illustrations of watercolor and ink. The images really help to propel you forward through the story. The colors are vibrant and the characters expressive and clever, this book would appeal to early-elementary students as well as preschool. Themes: caution, awareness of those around you/their motivations

    Brennan Wieland
    It seems that the original author of this book remains unknown, while we do know that it came from India. I read several different version also. Some were supposed to be an example of mercy, and others seem to be tales of the crocodile and the monkey matching wits, with the monkey coming out on top. Overall, they were fun reads, although I would like to know which one was the original.

    I love this book. I like to introduce it by talking about trickery. I've built up to it by talking about being little and asking if the kids have ever had a trick played on them. Anyway, Paul Galdone is one of my favorites and I like anything he does NO MATTER WHAT.Probably this book can be a little scary, and it can test the patience of younger groups or very large groups.

    captivating story arc from the delightful Paul Galdone. "What does 'cunning' mean?" was the question tonight. The boys played with cars and wandered over to look at the illustrations during storytime.

    Emily Garrison
    What a clever monkey and what a tenacious crocodile! A fun read about a monkey that must outsmart a crocodile to get what he wants.a great read! My son loved the pictures and loved counting the animals on the pages.

    Andrea Wick
    This is the story of a monkey and a crocodile. The crocodile is trying to catch the monkey but never does. This story could be used to teach honesty and how different animals live and their strengths and weakness.

    jenna nims
    fun fable

    I really enjoyed this book. The illustrations are great and I loved that the monkey kept outwitting the crocodile.

    The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from IndiaGaldone, Paullearning about trust and respect

    monkey doesn't fall for crocodile's tricks. always fun read-alouds, this galdone doesn't disappoint.

    Reread this one today to complement our ancient India history lesson. The 7 year old LOVED it -- the story and the illustrations.

    2013.5.13 1038words


    Alissa roamed around the room while I read these stories.

    Clever monkey outwits crocodile. Not particularly well done version.

    Camille Tesch
    Ages 4-6

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