Saturday, January 13, 2018


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Zomo the rabbit.
He is not big.
He is not strong.

But he is very clever.

Zomo The Rabbit is a trickster tale from West Africa by Gerald McDermott. McDermott was an award winning author, illustrator and film maker who specialized in mythology. Zomo The Rabbit is one of my recent recycled story projects featured at the end of this post. It was a trickster tale and a tricky collage to put together. I truly enjoyed saving this book and it also made me think about ALL of the wonderful stories that McDermott adapted. I also took the opportunity to reread several and I encourage you to read them as well.

Shop your local indie bookstore.
One of his most well-known trickster tales is the 1973 Caldecott Honor Book Anansi the Spider. He adapted many tales and won the Caldecott in 1975 for Arrow to the Sun a Pueblo Indian Tale. He also made a film version that is linked in the Horn Book Review above (click on Gerald McDermott!). 
There are so many ways to use these books in your classroom or as a family read. Teachers can inbox me for lesson plan assistance or google Gerald McDermott and you will find a mountain of materials. These books also make an amazing themed gift or you can visit your local library and read them for free!

16" x 20"

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