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Subject: Reading: Children's Literature

Rudyard Kipling's "Just So" Stories Series (Animated)

Rudyard Kipling was the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and his Just So stories, which he originally wrote for his children, and were published in 1902, are as popular today as they were over 100 years ago. This series, animated by the award-winning animator Sheila Click for more

1. Elephant; Rhino; Armadillos (Animated)

1. Elephant; Rhino; Armadillos (Animated)

The three "Just So" stories in the program include: How the Elephant Got His Trunk (The Elephant's Child) - Once the African Elephant had no trunk, and there lived a certain Elephant's child who had a 'satiable curtiosity, asking all the animals in the jungle all sorts of annoying questions. One day he got too close to the greasy Limpopo River and a crocodile bit his stumpy nose and to save his life, the Elephant's Child pulled and pulled and pulled, until his nose became the trunk we know of today. How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin - Once there lived a Parsee who lived by the Red Sea and only ate cake. One day a rhinoceros, that in those days had a nice smooth skin, but no manners, came by and ate the Parsee's cake. On a hot day the rhino took off his skin to go for a swim and the angry Parsee put crumbs in the skin; so when the rhino put the skin back on it itched something terrible. The rhino rubbed his itchy skin so much it began to fold, but nothing helped, and that's why today rhinos have folds in their skin and a very nasty temper. The Beginning of the Armadillos - This is a story during the High and Far-Off Times of Stickly-Prickly Hedgehog and Slow-Solid Tortoise, who lived on the banks of the turbid Amazon, and nearly escaped being eaten by a slow-witted Painted Jaguar. To make themselves safer in the future, the Hedgehog and Tortoise assisted each other and changed how they looked to become the world's first Armadillos. Produced by Interama, Inc. 00/10DE Closed-Captioned PI 30 min.
Also See: Rudyard Kipling's "Just So" Stories Series (with Jackson Gillman)
Also animated by Sheila Graber: The Animated World of Sheila Graber Series and All About Pets: Best Friends

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