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Book Title: Tikki Tikki Tembo book and CD Storytime Set|
The author of the book: Arlene Mosel
Edition: Macmillan Young Listeners
Date of issue: October 30th 2012
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Reader ratings: 3.1
ISBN 13: 9781427232113
Format files: PDF
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One thing that really bothers me is that the long name Tikki Tikki Tembo-no ...... doesn't mean "the most wonderful thing in the whole wide world" and also 'Chang' doesn't mean "little or nothing". In fact, the long name 'tikki tikki tembo-no .... ' is sound more Japanese than Chinese. As someone who understand Chinese & Japanese language, I feel it is very annoying to tell a wrong thing to the children. I actually confused them by teaching the wrong meanings of "Chang". While it's probably fun in English to chant the names but it is still saying things with wrong meaning. Children has wonderful brain that enable them to remember things when they were young and still remember it even after when they became grandparent. So, it is a pity if they have to remember incorrect things in their life. I very much prefer that the author would do a bit more research in putting the Chinese names and pick something that sounds more like Chinese language with the correct meaning.
As for the story, it's a very simple and at the end was telling us why Chinese people giving their children a short names rather than great long names. Is this valid reason??? I don't think so because there is no base to prove that Chinese people has long names before. I gave 1 star for the effort of the illustrators who draws the pictures. However, those pictures also culturally incorrect. The peoples are wearing Japanese traditional clothes but claiming to be Chinese. I think it's sad to pass this incorrect information to our children. Specially who are just starting to learn the other people's cultures.
I think Amazon or any other media should just catagorised it as children English book instead of focusing on Asian or Chinese story because it does not reflect Chinese culture correctly. Apart of that, it is sad thing to tell 2nd child that he is 'little' or 'nothing' means not loved by the mother. It is also not true in Chinese culture that 2nd son are not loved. I think it's not worth buying for your children. I regret buying it, had returned it to the shop & swap it with something else more interesting.
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Read information about the authorArlene Tichy Mosel was a American author of children's literature who was best-known for her illustrated books Tikki Tikki Tembo, a retelling of a Chinese folk tale, and the award-winning The Funny Little Woman, which was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1973.
She was born as Arlene Tichy on August 27, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio to Edward J. Tichy, an engraver and Marie Fingulin Tichy. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1942, and later attended Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) where she graduated with a Master of Science in Library Science degree in 1959. She married sales engineer Victor H. Mosel on December 26, 1942, with whom she had three children; Nancy Mosel Farrar, Joanne and James.
Mosel had been an assistant in the children's department at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, before becoming an associate professor of library science at Case Western Reserve University. She was also an assistant coordinator of Children's Services at the Cuyahoga County Public Library.
Her book Tikki Tikki Tembo, published by Holt in 1968 and with illustrations by Blair Lent, was presented as a retelling of a traditional Chinese story about a boy whose rescue after falling into a well was delayed due to his extremely lengthy name. The book was recognized as an American Library Association Notable Book and was recognized that year with the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In 1997, the book was selected by The New York Times on its list of the 50 best children's books of the previous 50 years. It has been suggested however that the story probably originated from the Japanese folktale Jugemu instead of a Chinese folktale.
In another collaboration with illustrator Blair Lent, Mosel's 1972 story The Funny Little Woman, published by E. P. Dutton, won the Caldecott Medal for illustration, and was recognized as an Honor Book in the 1974 Hans Christian Andersen International Children's Book Awards and was a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award honor list selection.
Mosel died in May 1996 in Indianapolis.
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