Mouse deer and tiger short story
The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Favorite Tales of Southeast Asia by Aaron Shepard-Im quick and smart as I can be. Try and try, but you cant catch me!-
Mouse Deer sings his song as he walks through the forest looking for tasty fruits and roots and shoots. Though he is small, he is not afraid. He knows that many big animals want to eat him -- but first they have to catch him!
In these delightful trickster tales from Southeast Asia, find out how Mouse Deer gets the best of his enemies -- Tiger, Crocodile, and the most dangerous animal of all, Farmer!
TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS -- A READERS THEATER SCRIPT OF THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE IN AARONS BOOK -FOLKTALES ON STAGE, - OR FREE ON AARONS WEB SITE.
Aaron Shepard is the award-winning author of -The Bakers Dozen, - -The Sea Kings Daughter, - -The Monkey King, - and many more childrens books. His stories have appeared often in Cricket magazine, while his Web site is known internationally as a prime resource for folktales, storytelling, and readers theater. Once a professional storyteller, Aaron specializes in lively retellings of folktales and other traditional literature, which have won him honors from the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the American Folklore Society.
Kim Gamble is one of the most popular childrens book illustrators of Australia. He is also a frequent contributor to that countrys much-loved School Magazine, where Aarons Mouse Deer stories first appeared.
-A retelling of some of Southeast Asias most popular folklore .... Simply narrated, The Adventures of Mouse Deer is witty and steeped in the power of myth, as well as high-spirited determination.... [A] delightful introduction to an enduring legend.--- Small Press Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review, May 2005
-Mouse Deers small stature leaves him vulnerable in the jungle, but Crocodile, Tiger, and Farmer are no match for this quick-witted, fearless creature. Give this book to children making their first forays into chapter books, and visit the authors Web site to download readers theater scripts.- -- Daryl Grabarek, School Library Journal, Dec. 1, 2009
1 Mouse Deer and Tiger
2 Mouse Deer and Crocodile
3 Mouse Deer and Farmer
Then he heard something. ROWR!
There was Tiger!
-Hello, Mouse Deer. I was just getting hungry. Now you can be my lunch.-
Mouse Deer didnt want to be lunch. He looked around and thought fast. He saw a mud puddle.
-Im sorry, Tiger. I cant be your lunch. The King has ordered me to guard his pudding.-
-His pudding?- said Tiger.
-Yes. There it is.- Mouse Deer pointed to the mud puddle. -It has the best taste in the world. The King doesnt want anyone else to eat it.-
Tiger looked longingly at the puddle. -I would like to taste the Kings pudding.-
Mouse Deer and Tiger Story Funny Short Stories for Kids
The Mouse Deer currently engrossed walk in bamboo forest "It turns out it's nice to also walk in the bamboo forest, cool and so peaceful," said deer in his heart. The fun of walking makes him forget the way out, then he tries to cut corners by breaking through bamboo trees. But what happened to the mouse deer was precisely sandwiched between bamboo tree trunks. Not far from the bamboo forest, a tiger is resting while listening to the singing of birds. He fantasizes about singing like a bird. Shortly after he snored, there was a creaking sound.
Quick Mouse Deer Facts
For more treats and resources, visit Aaron Shepard at www. May not be published or posted without permission. Hear the Music All special features are at www. You know about Brer Rabbit from the southern United States. You may also know about Anansi the Spider from West Africa. There are many trickster animals around the world, and stories told about one are often told about others.