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10 thoughts on “A Donkey Reads

  1. says:

    This adaptation of a Turkish folktale features Nasreddin Hoca, a 13th century teacher, judge and imam whose writings are well known in the Middle East This is the story of a village in Anatolia that was conquered by the Mongols The Mongol leader demanded that every family pay tribute, but one family had only a worthless donkey to offer the leader When the Mongol leader reacts with fury at the tribute, Nasreddin speaks up and tells the him that the donkey is worth something, in fact Nasreddin will teach the donkey to read Everyone is shocked, but Nasreddin is calm and confident that it will happen The ending will have reader giggling at the humor and courage of Nasreddin s solution.Mandell has adapted this tale with a great feel for storytelling Her pacing is adept and her wording easy to share aloud The tale is universal in its appeal, thanks in particular to the humor that pervades it The end of the book has a page where the story of Nasreddin is shared with the reader It s a trickster tale with only a donkey as an animal.Letria s art is filled with textures and colors The pages have backgrounds that are rough with brushstrokes, peeling and colors They add a feeling of age to the book, giving it a strong organic quality as well The characters pop on the page, especially Nasreddin with his towering headwear The illustrations add a great appeal to the story.A window into another world of folktales that many of us have not experienced, this book offers plenty of humor and an appealing package Appropriate for ages 5 8.


  2. says:

    A delightful Turkish folktale that makes me and my students giggle every time Beautiful illustrations.


  3. says:

    The story is set in a very poor village in Turkey The Mongols ruler insists that each family give him a gift The family can only spare an old donkey The father convinces the Mongols ruler that he can teach the donkey to read The father is tricky in how he feeds the donkey so by the time they return to the palace, the donkey appears to read for the ruler This is a cute folk tale which teaches us about another culture.teaching application I think that in today s society it is beneficial for students to learn about kids and cultures different from ours As educators we can help make differences seem less different Children from all around the world love a story, geemaybe we do have something in common.


  4. says:

    Donkey Reads is a folktale from Turkey written by Muriel Mandell and illustrated by Andre Letria This one made me laugh out loud the first time I read it with the kids The children didn t quite see the humor without explanation They had a lot of great questions though about why these people were giving the leader all of their things, what is a tyrant, why did the man take away the donkeys food, how did the donkey turn the pages I d like to see if I can find stories from Nasreddin Hoca, I like the way he thinks


  5. says:

    I was interested in the story of A Donkey Reads but I honestly don t think I got the concept o the book besides being entertained This would be a book, I kept in my library just for entertainment purposes or I guess as the child became older we could read this and talk about tyrants and the past in history.


  6. says:

    The ruler, Mustafo was all alone and the only thing he had was a donkey He was determined that he would be able to teach the donkey how to read The illustrations are cool I like how the characters are drawn out to have bigger heads than their body I also like that they listed and pictured the things that they were gifting for him.


  7. says:

    This was a great book to accompany our studies of Turkey as it is an adapted tale from that country featuring one of their folk heroes, Nasreddin Hoca The story is entertaining and the illustrations are fun and colorful A great book to read with your kids


  8. says:

    This was a great tale I want to learn about the wiseman and Turkey in general.


  9. says:

    Real cute book with a funny ending.


  10. says:

    In ancient Anatolia, what is now Turkey, a tyrannical mongol demands tribute from each family in his realm Mustafo and his family are poor and the only thing they have to offer in tribute is their old, worn out donkey So Mustafo reluctantly agrees to take to donkey to town However, the mongol is infuriated that Mustafo dared to bring such a creature as tribute Musatfo is do be beaten However, the village wise man, Nasreddin Hoca an actual historical figure , comes to the rescue and promises he can teach this intelligent donkey how to read The mongol gives Nasreddin one month to teach the donkey how to read or else he will be beaten as well.Nasreddin works with the donkey for a month and again takes him before the mongol You ll have to read the story to find out what happens


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