Tikki Tikki Tembo

Tikki Tikki Tembo

Book - 1968
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Baker & Taylor
Illustrated Chinese folk tale describes how the Chinese came to give all their children short names

McMillan Palgrave

Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-
chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo!

Three decades and more than one million copies later children still love hearing about the boy with the long name who fell down the well. Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent's classic re-creation of an ancient Chinese folktale has hooked legions of children, teachers, and parents, who return, generation after generation, to learn about the danger of having such an honorable name as Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo.

Tikki Tikki Tembo is the winner of the 1968 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books.



Baker
& Taylor

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.

Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1968]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805006629
0805006621
9780805011661
0805011668
9781435208377
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) col. illus. 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Lent, Blair - Illustrator

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This is my favorite book from my childhood. I still remember the name.

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