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Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum

Beat the Story Drum Pum Pum Here are five Nigerian folktales retold in language as rhythmic as the beat of the story drum and illustrated with vibrant evocative woodcuts

  • Title: Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum
  • Author: Ashley Bryan
  • ISBN: 9780689711077
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here are five Nigerian folktales, retold in language as rhythmic as the beat of the story drum, and illustrated with vibrant, evocative woodcuts.

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    1. I’m so glad to have found this! Ashley Bryan illustrates 5 Nigerian folktales in this book, and she does it with woodcut illustrations–which are incredible, by the way. Unfortunately, I can’t remember if she cites where she collected these tales. Either way, my favorite story is “Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together,” because that story discusses exactly how and why socialization happens and how we can be socialized negatively. Of course, that story may not have been intended for tha [...]

    2. This was a very well put together book, with clear chapters, some transitional phrasing, and a mix of color and black and white illustrations approximately once per page throughout the book. These are five traditional Nigerian tales retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan, and there is a rhythmic sing-song manner and humor to all the tales.The book and translations could probably be rated 5 stars, but I just couldn't give 5 stars to the stories. "Hen and Frog" is a familiar tale with a good moral [...]

    3. Comments: “Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum” is a unique book but doesn't quite meet the mark for reader engagement. I think it’s the kind of book whose meaning got lost in translation. There are a lot of culturally-rich characteristics throughout the book that may “throw” the modern-day reader. It is a chapter book which features various stories that are unrelated in the sense of content. Nonetheless, each story is meant to provoke some moral lesson-learned or highlight the unique perspec [...]

    4. There are five Nigerian folktales; “Hen and Frog,” “Why Bush Cow and Elephant are Bad Friends,” “The Husband Who Counted the Spoonfuls,” “Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together,” and “How Animals Got Their Tails” retold in rhythmic language, and illustrated with vibrant colors and in black-and-white. Each story is meant to teach a moral lesson or lesson learned. I especially liked this book because I feel like the students would laugh and relate, yet see it from a different p [...]

    5. Comment: Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum is a wonderful five traditional Nigerian tale that includes "Hen and Frog," "Why Bush Cow and Elephant are Bad Friends," "The Husband Who Counted the Spoonfuls," "Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together," and "How Animals Got Their Tails." Not only are these tales wonderful but they also include wonderful woodcut illustrations that amuse children. Age:3rd grade& up Summary: This traditional literature book is a collection of Nigerian stories told in a rhy [...]

    6. This is a book with Nigerian Folktales that is written through words that rhyme.The pictures in this book are very plain. They are black and white and are often just of a few animals. They take up about half of the page and do not really go into any detail. On some pages, the animals are placed around the text. Without the text, there would be no story at all. I did not like this story, or the illustrations of the story, and do not recommend this book. Although it could tell the story of history [...]

    7. Beat the Story- Drum, Pum-Pum was written by Ashley Bryan and also illustrated by her. The book was various stories that were African folktale and they were retold by Ashley Byran. For this book it was extremely heavy on text and not the pictures even though these were probably the most interesting pictures for me to look at. The pictures were heavy one geometric shapes and were all pretty simple but I liked them a lot.

    8. I understood the significance of this book, but personally I was not a fan of it. This book includes a few chapters about African Folktale stories. Mainly, the stories consisted of animals who metaphorically attempt to explain life lessons. Due to my disliking of the book, I do not think I would read all of the stories to a class. It is a difficult book to understand if it is not read aloud to children, and then broken down to build understanding.

    9. A collection of African stories told in a rhythmic poetry/prose hybrid. Wonderful alliteration and onomatopoeia make these tales particularly memorable.

    10. Read the story aloud to the children, and pay close attention to the way in which they respond to the text. Based upon this experience, and with reference to the arguments and ideas presented in this week’s lecture, to what extent do you think that ‘Hen and Frog’ is a suitable text for helping Pacific children learn to read? Give detailed examples to support your answer.

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