How Chipmunk Got His Stripes (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Joseph Bruchac, James Bruchac


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This tale based on a Native American folktale illustrates the results of bragging and teasing between friends, Bear and Brown Squirrel.

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ISBN-13: 9780613616317
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

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How Chipmunk Got His Stripes 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
irisdovie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I enjoyed this book because of the teasing and bragging and what happened because of it. I would use this book to teach young children like kindergartners or pre-schoolers the consequences of teasing or bragging.
Kcarline143 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A squirrel and a bear have a bet that the sun won't come up or will. All the animals gathered around to see who was right. The sun rose and squirrel taunted the bear. The bear wanted to eat him for being so mean.nyhe squiirrel got away and went in the burrow until spring. When the squirrel came out he had stripes and became the chipmunk that watched the sun rise every morning.
lekenned on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A folktale about how a chipmunk got its stripes. Bear braggs that he can do anything, even stop the sun from rising. The animals wait up all night to see if Bear has power over the sun. When the sun still rises in the morning, chipmunk starts to tease Bear. Chipmunk barely escapes Bears paw and was left with a little reminder why he should never tease other animals.
derbygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(fable) In this fable, we learn how chipmunk got his stripes. Bear is exersizing his bragging rights. Brown squirrel calls him on it, and asks Bear if he can control the sun rising, which of course Bear says he can. The two sit on a log all night long, quibbling back and forth about what will happen the next morning. By dawn, several forest animals have gathered to see the outcome and of course, the day is greeted with sunshine. Brown Squirrel teases Bear, even though his grandmother has said never to tease someone when they turn out wrong, and Bear's retaliation(scratching his sharp claws down squirrel's back) creates Brown Squirrel's stripe, making him a chipmunk. I gave this book 5 stars because not only does it have most necessary elements of a story, but my children truly enjoyed the oral reading. They giggled all the way through and relished the different voices I used for each animal character. Best of all, when I asked them at the end of the book what it was about they got it right on and named both lessons to be learned. Do not tease someone when they are wrong and No one can do everything.