The Three Billy Goats Gruff:
A wicked troll tries in vain to gobble up a family of goats when they go trip-trapping over his bridge.
Tikki Tikki Tembo:
This folktale explains why Chinese people no longer choose long names for their children.
Strega Nona's meddling assistant Big Anthony is determined to prove to the townspeople his knowledge of the magic secrets contained in the pasta pot of Strega Nona. In so doing, he unleashes a torrent of pasta which threatens to engulf their little Italian town.
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff ©1985 P.C. Asbjornsen; (P)1997 Weston Woods Studios
Tikki Tikki Tembo ©1968 Arlene Mosel; (P)1974 Weston Woods Studios
Tomie dePaola ©1975 Tomie dePaola; (P)1993 Weston Woods Studios
I connect my ipod to the computer speakers so the 5-6 year-old kindergartners could listen to these stories during rest time. They enjoy the Three Billy Goat Gruff, but many of them repeatedly request Tikki Tikki Tembo...and Strega Nona.
I'm sure that the Billy Goats in my time were not that mean! I recall them being a bit scary as a child, but these ones in my opinion, were a bit over the edge. Grandkids loved it. It was me that was shocked with the story line. Gave it a 5 star only because it kept the kids listening, even play acting.
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