by Ann Tompert
illustrated by Robert Parker
A girl and her grandfather sit under a tree and share the folktale of two shape- shifting fox fairies engaged in a competition to outdo each other's animal incarnation. In the end, danger brings an end to the competition and a renewal of their friendship. A tangram of each animal is shown on the respective pages, making this a great lead in for hands-on activities.
passed over this book many times because the cover
didn't draw us in. However, we kept seeing it recommended, so we too a
look...and really it! This book provides a nice literacy
connection for learning tangrams.
Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4
Lexile Measure: 660L
Sample pages from inside Grandfather Tang's Story: