Your teeth may be sharp, but your mind is dull!"
A Trickster Tale from India
by Gerald McDermott
Kids Wings Top Flight Book
Mockingbird Award Book 2012-2013
Crocodile wants to eat chattering Monkey's heart.
Monkey wants to eat the mangoes growing on the tree on an
island. If Monkey asks the crocodile for a ride across the
river, he could get all the delicious mangoes he could eat.
will Crocodile say? If he says "yes," would it
help him to get what he wants?
clever is Monkey?
doesn't know it, but Monkey is a TRICKSTER!
Monkey, A Trickster Tale
from India is a picture book with fun that may not discourage
its readers from taking risks, but it certainly does encourage
them to become a clever problem solver. It's a picture book
that will be a popular piece of your classroom library in
Monkey, A Trickster
Tale from India
Biography of Gerald
What the author says about Trickster
and Tricksters in Children's Literature
to the Sun, Gerald McDermott's Caldecott-winning book
of Deer Mouse
A Readers Theater Script
K-3 Literary Connections:
More Nature and Science Literature
with Literature Guides
the Tortoise, A Trickster Tale from the Amazon
Kids Wings 10-page activity guide for Monkey,
A Trickster Tale from India by
Gerald McDermott provides
fun and learning for grades K-3, perfect for lesson planning
and printed handouts or projection slides on your SmartBoard!
(see some screen shots below) include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
2-Page Readers' Theater Introduction
Trickster Crossword Puzzle
Do I Understand?
Back to the Treetops--Maze
Mama Monkey's Mango Treats--Logic Puzzle
Think Like a Monkey! Follow Directions
special thanks to the famous, talented Pix
Nin for allowing us to use
his terrific original composition, "The Chase"
as our background music!