This folktale explains why Chinese people no longer choose long names for their children.
"A favorite since I was a child with books on tape"
A wicked troll tries in vain to gobble up a family of goats when they go trip-trapping over his bridge.
"Entertaining & Engaging"
This humorous retelling of a favorite folktale recounts how the Chinese came to give their children short names. This storybook is one adults and children will enjoy sharing together again and again. 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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While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures. She eventually escapes from them by becoming the richest woman in Japan.
A woman in old Japan who loves to cook rice dumplings and to laugh is captured by the wicked Oni.