Oct 01, 2020
The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India
Posted by Paul Galdone

Twice the clever little monkey foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him.

  • Title: The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India
  • Author: Paul Galdone
  • ISBN: 9780395288061
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Monkey and the Crocodile A Jataka Tale from India Twice the clever little monkey foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him


    Paul Galdone s trickster tales are exceptional, and this is no exception.

    Margaret Chind

    Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.During the Memoria Press Classical Core Curriculum for Second Grade one of the read aloud book choices is The Monkey and the Crocodile by Paul Galdone Discussion questions and enrichment materials for this book are included in the Memoria Press Enrichment Guide for Second Grade I love the Memoria Press Enrichment Guides They make a great mini unit study Week four is on this vintage picture book and other recommended reads include Let s Read and Find Out [...]

    Laurie Trout

    RL 3.5Lexile 625Fountas Pinnell OIn this tale the young crocodile is sure he is smarter than the monkey He would really like to eat the monkey, but since the monkey does not go in the water, the crocodile has to make a plan He studies the monkey s habits and comes up with a plan The rest of the story is about who is cunning, the monkey or the crocodile Classroom Use Studying The crocodile knew what he wanted but had to study the monkey s habits for days to come up with a plan.Writing Traits Con [...]

    Scott Pagel

    I have heard this story told orally but this was the first time I ve read it The first thing I noticed was how colorful the pictures were considering the book was published in 1969 Many books from that time did have color, of course, but many seem washed out to me These illustrations are vivid than most from that time and still hold up well today The monkeys and the crocodiles are slightly cartoonish but accurate a perfect mix for this story and the child I read this to mentioned the pictures a [...]

    Jenna Applegate

    The Monkey and the Crocodile is a good fable to teach kids that you don t have to be the biggest and strongest to win The Crocodile s wife told the crocodile that he had to get the monkey s heart because she wanted to eat it since it was the sweetest in the land the crocodile told the monkey that he would take the monkey to the other side of the island so that he could try all the other sweet fruits As the crocodile is swimming over the island he tries to drown the monkey to take his heart The m [...]


    I love Paul Galdone books, so I borrowed this from the library for my kids to read One of my favorite books EVER is Paul Galdone s Three Little Kittens There s just something about it It s a nice big size with huge illustrations The story is billed as A Jakata Tale From India There is a clever monkey, and a crocodile who wants to eat himbut I won t spoil the story for you.

    Cara Stone

    A cute and simple, yet valuable, story with expressive illustrations of watercolor and ink The images really help to propel you forward through the story The colors are vibrant and the characters expressive and clever, this book would appeal to early elementary students as well as preschool Themes caution, awareness of those around you their motivations

    Brennan Wieland

    It seems that the original author of this book remains unknown, while we do know that it came from India I read several different version also Some were supposed to be an example of mercy, and others seem to be tales of the crocodile and the monkey matching wits, with the monkey coming out on top Overall, they were fun reads, although I would like to know which one was the original.


    I love this book I like to introduce it by talking about trickery I ve built up to it by talking about being little and asking if the kids have ever had a trick played on them Anyway, Paul Galdone is one of my favorites and I like anything he does NO MATTER WHAT.Probably this book can be a little scary, and it can test the patience of younger groups or very large groups.


    captivating story arc from the delightful Paul Galdone What does cunning mean was the question tonight The boys played with cars and wandered over to look at the illustrations during storytime.

    Emily Garrison

    What a clever monkey and what a tenacious crocodile A fun read about a monkey that must outsmart a crocodile to get what he wants.a great read My son loved the pictures and loved counting the animals on the pages.

    Andrea Wick

    This is the story of a monkey and a crocodile The crocodile is trying to catch the monkey but never does This story could be used to teach honesty and how different animals live and their strengths and weakness.

    jenna nims

    fun fable


    I really enjoyed this book The illustrations are great and I loved that the monkey kept outwitting the crocodile.


    The Monkey and the Crocodile A Jataka Tale from IndiaGaldone, Paullearning about trust and respect


    monkey doesn t fall for crocodile s tricks always fun read alouds, this galdone doesn t disappoint.


    Reread this one today to complement our ancient India history lesson The 7 year old LOVED it the story and the illustrations.


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    JE398.2 Gal


    Alissa roamed around the room while I read these stories.


    Clever monkey outwits crocodile Not particularly well done version.

    Camille Tesch

    Ages 4 6

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