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Anansi's Party Time by Eric A. Kimmel

Anansi's Party Time (2008)

by Eric A. Kimmel

Other authors: Janet Stevens (Illustrator), Jerry Terheyden (Narrator)

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In this picture book, Anansi, the talking spider, plots a trickery against Turtle, his friend. He invites Turtle to a party by writing him a letter. He makes Turtle life miserable by making Turtle meeting the criteria of the list he forget to bring to the party. Anansi succeeds in playing a trick against Turtle. In return, Turtle hatches a revenge plan against Anansi and succeeds in doing so. Anansi gets send up and away from to the moon.

I love the twist at the end of the book especially what happen to Anansi. Revenge isn't always sweet as it is demonstrated with Anansi being in the receiving end of the situation. Furthermore, it shows that you don't mess with anyone, you won't get any trouble. Eric Kimmel is a great storyteller in this humorous tale. ( )
  jhcao20 | Mar 31, 2016 |
Revenge is not always sweeter. Anansi realizes this after he was unable to eat any cake and then wound up on the moon! The consequence for playing tricks turns into more tricks as two unlikely friends go head to head in a comical tale. ( )
  dbuster | Feb 15, 2016 |
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 |
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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, JanetIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Terheyden, JerryNarratorsecondary 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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