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Anansi's Party Time

Anansi s Party Time 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 tri

  • Title: Anansi's Party Time
  • Author: Eric A. Kimmel Janet Stevens
  • ISBN: 9780823419227
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 FishiThe 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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    About "Eric A. Kimmel Janet Stevens"

    1. Eric A. Kimmel Janet Stevens

      Eric A Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946 He attended PS 193, Andries Hudde Junior High School, and Midwood High School Brooklyn College was across the street from his high school, so he didn t want to go there He headed west, to Easton, Pennsylvania where he graduated from Lafayette College in 1967 with a bachelor s degree in English literature Eric worked as an elementary school teacher at P.S 68 in Manhattan while working on his masters degree at New York University From there he went to the US Virgin Islands where he worked as a teacher and librarian He spent a lot of time lying on St Thomas beautiful beaches Returning to reality, he finished his Ph.D degree in Education at the University of Illinois in 1973 He taught courses in language arts, children s literature, and storytelling at Indiana University at South Bend in South Bend, Indiana from 1973 to 1978, and from 1978 to 1993 at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon Eric retired from college teaching in 1993 to become a full time writer He still holds the rank of Professor Emeritus of Education at Portland State Eric has wanted to be an author since he first discovered back in kindergarten that people called authors make books His first book came out in 1974 Since then he has published over fifty titles, many of which have won numerous state awards, appeared on school and library recommended lists, and won prestigious awards such as the Caldecott Honor Medal Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins and the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award The Chanukkah Guest and Gershon s Monster Eric travels throughout the United States and the world visiting schools, talking about his books, and telling stories His first love is sharing stories from different countries and cultures During the last several years he and his wife Doris have visited China, Norway, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Singapore, Canada, and Panama He is always looking out for ideas for new books Eric and Doris live in Portland, Oregon Eric has a dog named Tasha, a cat named Inky, and a tank full of tropical fish He has several hobbies He loves bluegrass music He keeps his banjo next to his desk so he can practice whenever he takes a break from writing.

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    1. The story, Anansi's Party Time, is a folklore that explains why someone may see shapes on the moon's surface. The story starts off with Anansi the Spider playing a trick on his friend the Turtle because Turtle had played a trick on Anansi a long time before. Anansi invited Turtle to a party. Anansi knows that Turtle is slow in everything he does, so when Turtle arrives at the party Anansi tells Turtle different aspects of his party that Turtle needs to go home to fix. The problems that Anansi te [...]


    2. Well, Turtle tricked Anansi in Anansi Goes Fishing, so Anansi is out for revenge in this "sequel". But who will have the last laugh? Janet Stevens' humorous illustrations make this story again. I love the pictures of Turtle in the pink rabbit suit and Anansi wearing a cat tail and ears for a costume. The underwater party that Turtle throws is clever (but how do they serve punch and keep it in the glasses?). I wasn't thrilled, however, with the ending, because Crab, an innocent, got caught up in [...]


    3. After reading two or three other Anansi books, I will explain to the students what a character is, i.e. someone in a story that we can recognize because he or she looks and acts in a certain way. I will illustrate this concept by having students distinguish Curious George from any other monkey in a story. We would then do this with the character of Anansi. If they were going to tell a friend about the character of Anansi, what would they say? I will record their ideas on chart paper. Students wi [...]


    4. Out of all the Anansi's books I read this one is by far my favorite. Anansi's is a spider that loves to plays tricks on all of his friends and at the end they pretty much have to accept the fact that Anansi has one again tricked them into doing something or believe something in particular. This book in particular is one of my favorites because his tricks end up backfiring on him and at the end he ends up paying for his tricks against his friend the turtle. The Anansi books are indeed a great rea [...]


    5. This book is different from any children book that I have read. I love how this book had=s a spider and turtle as friends. It shows children that you can be friends with anyone no matter how big or small they are. L.E: This is a great book for friendship. Incorporate this book in a friendship lesson. have the children explain how playing tricks on someone can be hurtful,. Also leave this book in the dramatic play area and have the children come up with different costumes the turtle could have dr [...]


    6. Anansi invites Turtle to a non-existent party so turtle orchestrates an elaborate revenge plot that includes sending Anansi to the moon (along with poor, innocent Crab) to the moon with a bunch of party balloons. Though I enjoyed Stevens' artwork, this sequel lacks the traditional charm of Anansi and the Talking Melon, sacrificing story for contemporary children's birthday party elements and what was surely the publisher's demand for more money.


    7. I love Anansi, but this is just an extension of Anansi Goes Fishing. Same idea (Anansi tricks Turtle,Turtle tricks Anansi) with an attempt at a pourquoi story tacked on. It's pretty lame. Is Kimmel running out of steam?


    8. One of my favorite books to read to the upper elementary kids! Anansi does it again in this great fable about a feud between a spider and a turtle. The story's a bit long, but it does NOT drag on and on, instead it keeps the listener(s) and even the reader enthralled to the very end. Great job, Kimmel!


    9. We didn't read the book this is a sequel to, but I thought this was an excellent stand alone take of Anansi and his failed trickery, and how the moon got the shapes we see up there. It sparked a conversation with my five year old about how different places on the globe see different parts of the moon and stars then we do.


    10. This is a fun story about a turtle and spider playing tricks on one another. The illustrations are great (our girls especially liked the maps) and the narrative is entertaining and not too long. We've read this one a couple of times. We will look for more "Anansi" stories at our library!


    11. I didn't think this was as good as some of the other Anansi books (Anansi and the Talking Melon is a favorite at our house!) but it was good. The end was a bit strange, but my kids and I enjoyed it nonetheless.


    12. The story's decent (it would pair well with the Aesop's fable of the stork and the fox, I think), the art's just OK. I do like when Turtle wears a rabbit costume and the artist has him hopping everywhere he needs to go. verrrrrrry slooooooowly.


    13. I enjoyed this. I usually enjoy a good Anansi story. This is far from the best Anansi story I've ever read or heard. I read along with LeVvar Burton narrating it in the Reading Rainbow app as my free trial book. I will probably let my nephew use the app to listen/read the book next time I see him.





    14. Not as strong as the other Anansi tales, a good follow up to Anansi Goes Fishing, both are more legends that explain something about the world.




    15. Okay, Anansi was tricky and a little mean, but turtle's revenge was just cruel. I have to admit, turtle does look cute dressed up like a bunny though.





    16. Ok rendition of the classic Anansi story. The art is fantastic, with the turtle being the most beautifully drawn creation in the book.




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