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Anansi the Trickster Series

Eric A. Kimmel and Janet Stevens
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Anansi the Trickster Series : Titles in Order

Book 5
Anansi the Spider thinks he pulled a great prank on slow-moving Turtle. . . . but when Turtle throws a party of his own, Anansi is in for a surprise.
 
“Dear Turtle, I’m having a party. You’re invited.”  But when Turtle arrives, he learns Anansi forgot to mention it’s a costume party—so he goes home to try on different outfits.  Then he finds out he was supposed to bring a dish. . . and by the time he’s all ready, Anansi tells him the party is already over.
 
To get back at the Spider, Turtle throws his own party, with punch and cake and games.  But when Anansi wins a game, the prize isn’t what he expected.
 
A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year.
 
Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel’s imaginative retellings combined with Janet Stevens’ expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.
Book 4
When the other animals laugh at his messy house, Anansi the Spider is embarrassed.  He wants to fix the problem . . . as long as he doesn’t have to work too hard.
 
Stomping off in a huff, Anansi stumbles into an amazing secret—Hyena has a magic stick that follows his orders. If he steals it, the spider thinks, he’ll have the neatest home in town and he’ll never have to work again.
 
But the magic might be more than Anansi bargained for…
 
Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel’s imaginative retellings  combined with Janet Stevens’ expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.
Book 3
When Anansi the Spider gets stuck in a melon, he decides to pass his time by doing what he’s best at—tricking the other animals around him.
 
When his melon begins talking, Elephant is so impressed he decides to take it to show the king.  But Anansi can’t resist the opportunity to make jokes at the expense of everyone they meet. Even the King loses his temper over Anansi’s bold remarks—but how will the Spider free himself?
 
Anansi’s quick thinking will delight readers who love to watch a master trickster at work, and the bold illustrations of the animals’ frustrated faces are sure to make kids laugh. 
 
Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel’s imaginative retellings combined with Janet Stevens’ expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.
Book 2
Anansi the Spider likes to eat fish but is much too lazy to catch one himself—so he decides to trick Turtle into catching one for him.

When Anansi asks Turtle to teach him how to catch fish, Anansi thinks tricking Turtle into doing all the work for him will be easy. But Turtle is not as easily fooled as Anansi thought. Young readers will light in Janet Steven’s bright and lively illustrations and laugh watching Anansi’s plan backfire.

Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel’s imaginative energy combined with Janet Steven’ expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.
Book 1
A classic trickster folktale told with humor and charm, this is a perfect read along book both parents and children will love.

When Anansi the Spider finds a strange moss-covered rock in the forest, he uses it to trick all his animal friends. But Little Bush Deer is onto Anansi’s scheme, and hatches a plan to beat him at his own game.

Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel’s imaginative energy combined with Janet Stevens’ expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.

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