The Crows and the Serpent & The Monkey and the Crocodile (Karadi Tales)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - Banyan Tree
Audio read-along books for children based on the ancient South Asian Panchatantra and Jataka stories, precursors to Aesop's fables. The narration by renowned South Asian actors in English is highly entertaining. The books are illustrated with cuddly characters in vibrant colors. Children can sing along with the jungle music. Several songs are presented in a world music format, concluding with a key take home message. A glossary of key words and pronunciations, special background information and a learning guide accompanies each title. Produced by Sky Music (India), a corporation led by educators and musicians trained in special education and world music.. The two stories are: The Crows and the Serpent - In this story, learn how to think before acting. The crows Kaala and Karupi gave birth to four chicks. When they go away to get food and tell their relatives about the arrival of the newborns, the evil snake Sapri killes the babies. Chaalak the jackal then hatches a plan to make sure that Sapri doesn't kill any more. The Monkey and the Crocodile - Listen to the story of Red Face, the monkey and Jagged Jaws, the crocodile. You will learn about how to be careful with everybody, since you do not know who is friend or enemy. Despite an initial show of friendship to Red Face by Jagged Jaws, in the end he wanted to take Red Face home to his wife as supper. Find out how Red Face outsmarted the wily crocodile. Two full colour soft bound 24-page books, one 48-minute audio tape, lyrics to the songs, and a special learning insert. Narrated by Naseeruddin Shah. -opisanie