How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have?
An African Folktale
From the Set Folktales from Around the World
Follow 14 African animals as they attempt to find out how many spots their leopard friend has. This funny, and frustrating, tale is highly interactive, engaging children to count along with the characters.
- About the Illustrator
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.3|
|Guided Reading Level||L|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 8.25|
|Graphics||Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Folktales from Around the World from Library Media Connection on September 1, 2013
These easy-to-read books retell worldwide folktales in a child-friendly manner. Colorful illustrations, along with monochromatic illustrations, add to the narration. At the end of each book is a discussion of folktales in general and the specific folktale, including a question for further discussion. These tales will be useful in literature and social studies courses; they can be used to focus on a specific culture or tale or to compare and contrast narrative-styles between cultures. Lacking is a glossary or introductory material. All readers will benefit from this exposure to folktales, particularly when tying literature across the curriculum.
Author: M. J. York
M. J. York has an undergraduate degree in English and history and a master's degree in library science. M. J. lives in Minnesota and works as a children's-book editor. She has always been fascinated by myths, legends, and fairy tales from around the world.
Illustrator: Elizabeth Zunon
Elizabeth Zunon grew up in a hot, sunny country in Africa called the Ivory Coast. She loved to draw, create dances, and play dress-up when she was a little girl. As she grew up, she didn't change! Elizabeth now lives in upstate New York, where she stays warm by dancing around the living room--paintbrush in hand.