Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric A. KimmelAnansi and the Talking Melon by Eric A. Kimmel

Anansi and the Talking Melon

byEric A. KimmelIllustratorJanet Stevens

Paperback | January 1, 1994

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Anansi the Spider squeezes his way into a big, juicy melon in Elephant's melon patch, and eats and eats until he is round as a berry. Now he has a real problem -- he's too fat to climb back out of the melon. While he waits to get thin again, he has fun talking to Elephant. Elephant is so impressed with the "talking melon" that he takes it to show the king. How Anansi amuses himself by fooling the other animals will delight readers who like to watch a good trickster at work.
Eric A. Kimmel, has written, retold, and adapted a number of stories from around the world, including two other Anansi titles, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock and Anansi Goes Fishing. The Anansi tales are originally from West Africa but are also familiar in Caribbean culture, where Anansi is a beloved folklore character. Professor of ...
Title:Anansi and the Talking MelonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.7 × 9.5 × 0.09 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Holiday House

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823411672

ISBN - 13:9780823411672

Appropriate for ages: 4


Employee Review

A clever spider tricks an elephant and some other animals into thinking the melon in which he is hiding can speak. Everyone will laugh at this silly story, which makes a great choice for story time. Kids will love the marvelous illustrations of the animated animal characters, and enjoy trying to predict the ending.