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TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Marcia Gay Harden

Children Ages 4-6 • 20 min. • Unabridged • © 1968

Marcia Gay Harden's reading will remind the parents of young listeners why Arlene Mosel's book has entertained since 1968. The engaging, instructive tale explains why the Chinese give their children short names. When the honored older son of a Chinese mother falls into the well, his younger brother, Chang, runs for help. But the older brother almost drowns because Chang has a hard time repeating his name: Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo. The Asian music (complete with a gong to note page changes) and sounds of splashes create an almost-visual ambiance. In the forefront are Marcia Gay Harden's spot-on characterizations and her wonderful playfulness with the drama of Tikki's ever-so-long name. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2009]

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Formats

Book & Recording • Macmillan Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4272-0724-1 $9.99 • One CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2009

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-6459-5 $19.95 • One CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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