Reading like a droll fairy tale, this Barnett-Klassen collaboration is both seamless and magical. The spare, elegant text and art are also infused with plenty of deadpan humor. I felt after reading it that it was very special. This is one of those picture books that seems to engage all listeners regardless of age. Reading this book engaged those hard to reach children.
The story feels like a modern fairy tale. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story to my students, I loved how they sat either transfixed, or laughing out loud, and how their faces showed that their natural curiosity was piqued. Reading this story has reinforced my belief in the power of the picture book for all ages. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. It strikes a child as the kind of yarn his father or uncle might have spun if he had just happened to think of it; and it has, like all good fairy-business, a sound core of philosophy". John Lee described the book as a classic work of children's literature. In her view, if critics mention the book at all, they talk about what kind of reading is good for children and what they are capable of understanding.
Walter M. Fitch remarked in published posthumously that the stories, while "delightful", are "very Lamarckian ", giving the example of the stretching of the elephant's snout in a tug-of-war, as the acquired trait a long trunk is inherited by all the elephant's descendants.
Held 's account of evolutionary developmental biology "evo-devo" , How the Snake Lost its Legs: Curious Tales from the Frontier of Evo-Devo , noted that while Kipling's Just So Stories "offered fabulous tales about how the leopard got its spots, how the elephant got its trunk, and so forth [and] remains one of the most popular children's books of all time", fables "are poor substitutes for real understanding. Carroll 's book Endless Forms Most Beautiful has been called a new Just So Stories , one that explains the "spots, stripes, and bumps" that had attracted Kipling's attention in his children's stories.
A reviewer in BioScience suggested that "Kipling would be riveted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the anthropological sense, see Just-so story.
animal tales and magical yarns for children Manual
For the genre of which Kipling's stories purport to be examples, see Pourquoi story. Children's literature portal. University of California Press. How the Snake Lost its Legs.
Curious Tales from the Frontier of Evo-Devo. Cambridge University Press. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 27 October The Victorian Web. Stiles and Drewe. Retrieved 11 April May A review by H. The Atlantic.
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