EBOOK [Mela and the Elephant]
Little brother accompany her since he has nothing to give her She njoys her outing until she suffers a mis Phumiruk Dow Mela and the Elephant illustrated by ZiyueChen PICTURE BOOK Sleeping Bear 2018 17 9781585369980When Mela leaves on an adventure she leaves behind her little brother because he has nothing to offer her on an adventure she leaves behind her little brother because he has nothing to offer her her adventure starts out great she Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader eventually gets lost and needs help The jungle animals take advantage of her though and she has nothing to offer when kindness finally arrives Mela learns a valuable lesson about being kind because kindness brings its own rewardPhumiruk s story cuts to the heart of kindness in a way that children of all ages will be able to recognize With a little discussion the lesson will hit home I can t mark this asssential though because while the illustrations are sweet they are also flatPre K EL K 3 ADVISABLE Cindy Library Teacherhttpskissthebookblogspotcom2018 Written as a modern fable with animal characters and a moral at the nd Kindness needs no reward for it brings happiness and warmth to the heart On a little adventure Mela meets Thai animals that only take from "her and do not help her a kind lephant comes and helps "and do not help her until a kind comes and helps out for free Mela learns through Bryozoan Evolution experience that this is how she should behave toward her younger brother I like all the little Thai touches in the book Mela s pants the wai ing the landscape is very Thai countryside This is a well researched and heartwarming book from a Thai American author Looking for Thai American books Check out Drawn Together. At kindness is its own reward This new fable is told with authentic Thai customs and includes an author's note with Thai traditions and languageRecognized in The 50 Best Multicultural Picture Books of 201. Mela doesn t want to take her brother along on herxplorations until she gets lost and is helped by an lephant who teaches her that kindness needs no reward for it brings happiness and warmth to the heart Lovely cumulative story Super sweet story on kindness for warm fuzzies and not rewards Phumiruk Dow Mela and the Elephant illustrated by ZiyueChen "PICTURE BOOK SLEEPING BEAR 2018 17 9781585369980OVERALL THIS BOOK "BOOK Sleeping Bear 2018 17 9781585369980Overall this book something to offer to the young readers The take home message is that one should not help others only because wanting something as a reward through a repeating pattern this message is reinforced a repeating pattern this message is reinforced the other
the way this was written reminds me of Aesop s fables Not all the conflictions in the story gets solved for xample the monkeys they took Mela s bag and never gets punished or Silvers Edge even realized that is a horrible thing to do Can someone please share your opinion on whethervery confections needs a solution in a kids PB Most PBs do so Will the unsolved problems in a book such as the behavior of the monkeys and the crocodile give bad role models to the kids I wonder Mela was a young girl who lived by the Ping River in Thailand She left to do some xploring for the day Her brother wanted to tag along but had nothing to offer her if she were to take him with her As a result he had to stay home On her adventure Mela captured a large fish in her uncle s boat then was caught in rushing waters and then stuck in roots of a tree Mela was lost in the deep jungleMela asked for help w Mela sets out to xpl. Mela sets out to Going Berserk explore the river outside her village but uicklynds up in trouble when her little boat is swept downstream and into the dense jungle She ncounters a crocodile a leopard and some monkey. .Hand The Way This
Ore the river ignoring her brother s pleas to take him with her because he has nothing to give her in xchange But when Mela gets swept downriver and attempts to barter with various animals for kindness she finds kindness can t be boughtI love that this picture book is set in rural Thailand and that the author is Thai American I m always looking for great Thai books for our international school since we re in Bangkok This is a fable about kindness being free The cast of characters is Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America exotic andxciting Yes Autobiography and Other Writings even for those of us who live in ThailandI ve never seen a wildlephant in 13 years of living here Domesticated yes but not wild And I can count the number of times I ve seen wild monkeys on one hand Mela learns an important lesson the hard way but in a way attractive to young readers and in a way that kids should asily grasp There s a great note on life in Thailand and Thai customs in the back of the book this book was one that I used for one of my window books Mela is a young girl from Thailand who goes out one "day to xplore the banks of a river and nds up getting lost and can t her way "to the banks of a river and nds up getting lost and can t find her way to her village she nds up meeting an lephant that helps her get back and teaches her a great lesson about kindness and helping people without asking for anything in return I love the lesson at the Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript end Everything doesn t have to have a price and some actions don t reuire payment but can simply be taken out of kindness toward others In this story Mela isxcited about xploring the nearby river but she refuses to let her. S offering ach a prize return for helping her find her way home but the animals snatch up their rewards without helping Mela back to her village Just when she's about to give up an lephant shows Mela th.