Books To Read In Kindergarten

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Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock

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Author: Eric A. Kimmel
Publisher: Holiday House (1990)
Binding: Paperback, 32 pages
Janet Stevens
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Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson.

Questions to talk about with your child: 
How did Anansi trick his friends and why did he want to?
How do you think his friends felt when they realized they had been tricked?
Who tricked Anansi and how did they do it?
Do you think Anansi learned his lesson?
Fun things to do together: 
Go the grocery store and pick out some of the foods that are in the book- yams, bananas, melons. Compare and contrast weight, texture and color.
Check out some African music from the library.
Find the continent of Africa on a globe or map. Look for Ghana, Kenya and South Africa since they are home to many of the animals in the story.
Book Skills
Loves Books (Print Motivation): 
The bright illustrations and very funny story will encourage several readings.
Tell A Story (Narrative Skills): 
This West African folk tale lends itself perfectly to a captivating story.