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Anansi's Party Time by Eric A. Kimmel

Anansi's Party Time (2008)

by Eric A. Kimmel, Janet Stevens (Illustrator)

Other authors: Jerry Terheyden (Narrator)

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Cute fable about the African god Anansi. Would be a good introduction to how people would create a story to explain natural phenomena they would observe around them. This would be a good book for Kindergarten through maybe 2nd grade to address Common Core standards related to diverse folklore and fairy tales.
Reading Level: 1.6 Interest Level: K-3 ( )
  TaraKennedy | Feb 19, 2015 |
The story develops based on the turtle and spider going tit for tat over who is going to perform the next prank. Until the spider ends up on the moon, and he has no way to return. The open ended ending is superb, and it allows the children to create there own ending. Is there really a crab and/or spider on the moon causing it to not be perfectly round? ( )
  bmmander | Oct 15, 2013 |
Clever little book that has a twist at the end. I like books that get my daughter and nephew thinking. One animal in this book sends two animals to the moon. Better not mess with him! ( )
  ronicadibartolo | Oct 5, 2013 |
Anansi’s throws a party to prank turtle, turtle is not very happy about it. Turtle pulls a prank back to get revenge. In the end Anansi gets stuck at the moon. ( )
  Kayden | Mar 12, 2013 |
Anansi and Turtle are best friends and like to play prank on one another. Anansi plays a prank on Turtle where he has to keep going home because he forget to bring the right stuff to her party. Turtle plans to get Anansi back, so he plans his own party underwater at his home. Anansi is a spider and cannot swim so she holds on to Crab to get to the party and to stay underwater. When Crab takes balloons him and Anansi are sent to the moon. Will they ever get back to Earth? This is a cute book to read to children about friendship and that playing pranks on your friends aren't always fun or nice. We need to treat others as we want to be treated. ( )
  PaigeCostella | Oct 24, 2011 |
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Turtle and Anansi are friends- friends who like to play tricks on each other. One day, Anansi invites Turtle to a party. There, Anansi plays many tricks on Turtle. Turtle realizes that he is being tricked and becomes frustrated. Days later, Turtle comes up with a way to get Anansi back. He sends Anansi a letter inviting him to a party. When Anansi arrives, he notices that Turtle lives underwater (Anansi is a spider). After getting assistance from Crab, Anansi is able to attend the party. Turtle plays tricks on Anansi, until the story ends with Anansi and Crab on the moon with no way to return.
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Kimmel, Eric A.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevens, JanetIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Turtle and Anansi went fishing together. Turtle played a trick on Anansi. Anansi did not forget. He waited a long time to get even. Months later, long after Turtle had forgotten about the trick, a letter from Anansi appeared in his mailbox.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823419223, Library Binding)

The fifth book in the popular Anansi trickster tales series by acclaimed author-and-illustrator team Eric A. Kimmel and Janet Stevens. Anansi is throwing a party. He invites Turtle, but plays so many tricks on him that Turtle can't have any fun. So turtle decides to get even and throws a part of his own. A companion to "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock", "Anansi Goes Fishing", "Anansi and the Talking Melon," and "Anansi and the Magic Stick".

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When Anansi the spider invites Turtle to a party just to play a trick on him, Turtle gets revenge at a party of his own.

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