Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Audio Book
Tikki Tikki Tembo

Tikki Tikki Tembo

Fall 2009 Audio Book
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Producer: Macmillan Audio
CD Price: $9.99
Have you ever become tongue-tied when you tried to say someone's name? What if that name happened to be "Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo"? This old Chinese folktale reminds readers of the earlier Chinese custom of giving first-born sons very long names (and shorter names to later ones)--and it reflects what could happen when someone tries to utter such a long name in haste.

When children experience this story in print only, they might have difficulty determining how to pronounce the boy's long name. This book and CD combination not only eliminates any potential pronunciation problems but it also encourages children to retell the story to others (thus developing their oral language skills). Loud gong inspired beeps prompt listeners to turn pages, but they can be distracting at times.

This is a very popular story that children will enjoy hearing and telling over and over.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Flora has been described as a “founder” in the world of storytelling. The following are a few examples of programs or events that she began: (1) Storytelling World, an international journal for which Flora has continued to serve as editor since its first issue in the 1980s. This journal is currently part of NSN’s Storytelling Magazine. (2) The Annual Storytelling Resource Awards Program, (3) The National Storytelling Youth Olympics, and (4) The Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU (where she taught for 41 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus). She has won many prestigious awards, including NSN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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