After 40 years and more than one million copies in print, Tikki Tikki Tembo remains one of the world's most beloved picture books, perfect to share again and again.
Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruch-pip peri pembo is the name of a mother's first, and most honored, son. It means, "the most wonderful thing in the whole wide world!" Children still love hearing about the boy with the long name who fell down the well. Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent's classic re-creation of the ancient Chinese folktale has hooked legions of children, teachers, and parents who return, generation after generation, to learn about the danger of having such an honorable name.
Tikki Tikki Tembo is the winner of the 1968 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books.
• Tikki Tikki Tembo Book • Full-color paperback book with 48 pages • Great for read-alouds with teachers or parents