May 1st is the beginning of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
In a new DVD from Scholastic Storybook Treasures called “Tikki Tikki Tembo…And More Stories to Celebrate Asian Heritage,” children can enjoy 6 classic Asian stories to celebrate Asian legends and heritage.
The title story is Tikki Tikki Tembo, a favorite originally published in 1968 that has sold millions of copies. Parents will recall watching film strips in grade school when they watch this story. Remember the “ding” to move the film strip forward?
Tikki Tikki Tembo was written by Arlene Mosel and illustrated by Blair Lent. It tells the legend why the Chinese no longer give their first born son a long name to honor them.
The other stories include:
Several stories are narrated by the familiar voices of B. D. Wong from “Law and Order: SVU” and “Oz” and Ming-Na Wen from “E.R.” and “Two and a Half Men.” It also features a read-along capability so children can practice reading the stories while listening.
For more information, please visit www.newkideo.com.]]>