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Publisher's Summary

This folktale explains why Chinese people no longer choose long names for their children.
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©1968 P.C. Asbjornsen (P)1974 Weston Woods Studios

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love this story. all time favorite. an amazing fable. kids enjoy listening and reading the book over and over again.

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Moral Lesson!

This is one of my all time favorite childhood books. I love being able to pass it along to my friends and family's children! Listening to the reader and being able to follow along with the illustration was amazing! Made me feel like a kid again back at story time or being read to sleep!

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no pictures

story was amazing. when I read the reviews before I was curious if there were pictures. There sure are! not necessary to the beauty and fun of the story though. this will be perfect for car trips!

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Thoroughly charming story with beautiful music

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tikki Tikki Tembo?

Whenever the long name of the first born is recited

What does Peter Thomas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The incredulity of the long name...to hear it being recited, brings awe to the kids who are listening to the story...

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A favorite since I was a child with books on tape

I remember following along to this via a book on tape that chimed to let you know when to turn the page. wonderful story.

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Teacher's Delight

As a retired teacher I remember the delight of my first graders as they listened to the repetitions of that great long name. They repeated it from memory and giggled as the eyes of parents opened wide at their ability. I was delighted to find it on Audible at such a reasonable price. I could not resist. As I listened to Peter Thomas reading that great long name with suitable expression, I giggled aloud again.

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this is a real treasure.

Very well read this is a book both the parents and the children will greatly enjoy.

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Great book.

I am so happy to be able to share this book with my children. I loved this book when our teacher read it to us. And I love that they have it on audible. That way our teacher could still be reading it to me and my kids!!

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That moment when you find a childhood favorite!

The last time I heard this story was on Reading Rainbow with Lavar Burton when I was around 5 years old and I never forgot it! Hearing it again brought all my childhood memories flooding back!

The story itself is a classic! You will never forget a name like Tikki Tikki Tembo ... or the rest of the characters - from the caring and exasperated younger brother to the neglectful mother and the dreamy old man.

A cautious tale, it teaches plenty of life lessons for kids and parents alike!

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  • Brendyl
  • Hickory, NC, USA
  • 04-12-08

Wonderfully Fun and entertaining!

I listened to this story as a child and loved it. Now my boys are listening to it and enjoy it just as much as I did!