The Sticky Doll Trap A Trickster Tale by Jessica Souhami
  

The Sticky Doll Trap A Trickster Tale

Written by Jessica Souhami
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RRP £11.99

Synopsis

The Sticky Doll Trap A Trickster Tale by Jessica Souhami

Hare is a cheeky rascal who prefers to have a nap while the other animals are scratching in the earth searching for water. Hare tricks Monkey and then Hyena into shutting their eyes tight while he fills his calabash with the newly-found water and scampers away. By now, the animals are angry, and decide to get their own back. They make a huge, gummy, sticky doll, set it up at the water's edge, and wait...Along comes Hare with his empty calabash, most annoyed to find someone else by the precious water. He hits out at the sticky doll and is trapped at last in front of all the animals. But even now wily Hare finds a way to get the better of the other animals and escape puinishment! This traditional trickster tale dates back to the Uncle Remus story of Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby, and can be found in different versions all over South and West Africa, North and South America - even in a Jataka tale from India. Jessica Souhami has turned a West African version into a comic, read-aloud story accompanied by stunning, brilliantly coloured collage to create a book bursting with fun for very young readers.

Reviews

The Matisse-bright pictures and Souhami's faultless ear for storytelling will give pleasure to 3+. Times Souhami uses humour and brilliantly coloured collage illustrations to relate the story of Hare, who is too lazy to help the other animals search for water. Nursery World Small children will love the cheeky, lazy hare and his crafty ways. The illustrations are bright and bold, with a distinct, collage feel to them. They have an energy and an animated quality which reflect the author's background in shadow puppets. This is a wonderfully engaging book which adults will enjoy sharing with 3 to 7 year olds. School Librarian The whole is evocative of Africa and Souhami uses the rhythm and simplicity of the oral tradition in telling the tale. A spellbinder to stick with! INIS A wonderful re-telling of a much-loved story that appears across many cultures. Simple but vibrant coloured paper montage illustrations are a wonderful accompaniment to the story. Carousel Bright collages of flat or lightly mottled textiles are enhanced by simple but subtle strokes, conveying instantly recognisable expressions of greed, smugness, and anger

About the Author

Jessica Souhami studied at the Central School of Art and Design. In 1980 she formed Mme Souhami and Co, a travelling puppet company using colourful shadow puppets with a musical accompaniment and a storyteller. Her illustrations, like her puppets, use brilliant colour and bold shapes and her characters leap and swoop across the spreads. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Sausages!, Foxy!, The Strongest Boy in the World, In the Dark, Dark Wood, Baba Yaga and the Stolen Baby, Leopard's Drum, No Dinner!, Rama and the Demon King, The Famous Adventures of a Bird Brained Hen, The Little, Little House, Mrs McCool and the Giant Cuchulainn, The Sticky Doll Trap, and King Pom and the Fox. Jessica lives in North London.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Jessica Souhami
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

10th June 2010

ISBN

9781847800176


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