Tales to Tickle Your Funny Bone Humorous Tales from Around the World by Norma J. Livo


Tales to Tickle Your Funny Bone Humorous Tales from Around the World by Norma J. Livo

From tall tales, trickster tales, and noodlehead stories to hoaxes, urban legends, riddles and songs-here are more than 70 stories from around the world and across the centuries that you can pull out of your story bag at a moment's notice-to read aloud or re-tell before, between and after daily activities; or integrate into lessons and learning opportunities. Most take just minutes to read. The country or culture of origin is noted for each story, and there is a detailed bibliography, introductory notes on humor and folklore, and a discussion of the healing power of humor.


Livo's insistence on the importance of oral culture to childhood teaching and learning led her to a life-long interest in storytelling, about which she has written a textbook. Here, for teachers, other professionals, and just plain folks who want to entertain friends, she presents humorous tales, most a page or two long, from cultures around the world and through time. She identifies the country and sometimes region of origin for each. - Reference & Research Book News

About the Author

Norma J. Livo is Professor Emerita at the University of Colorado, Denver. She served on the board of the National Storytelling Association, and is founder of the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference. She has a national following as a storyteller and received NSN's 2002 ORACLE Award for Lifetime Achievement in storytelling. She is the author of several books for Libraries Unlimited.

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232 pages


Norma J. Livo
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Publication date

30th June 2007



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