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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,126 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arlene Mosel Narrator: Frances Kelley Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545521536
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A woman in old Japan who loves to cook rice dumplings and to laugh is captured by the wicked Oni.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Batchelder | 2/10/2014

    " I enjoyed this book as a child and still find it great as an adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 2/8/2014

    " Odd little story. From Japan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 2/3/2014

    " This is a funny little story, tee he he he, about a little old woman who outsmarts some wicked oni. It's an interesting story, and thankfully the illustrations do not portray the oni as being too scary. Otherwise, it might not have been a good choice to read at bedtime. Our girls liked the story, especially how the old woman laughs all the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 2/1/2014

    " A great book about a little woman who falls underground and lives with some wicked oni. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 1/30/2014

    " Arlene Mosel wrote a very funny and quirky story. Children will love reading this novel and connect with the little woman's ability to laugh in tough situations. Readers can get enthralled in the gloomy pictures of brown, blacks, and greens. Overall, a funny and pretty good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/22/2014

    " Illustrated by Blair Lent using pen-and-ink line drawings with full-color acrylic glazes and full-color paintings. Winner of the 1973 Caldecott Medal. A funny and sometimes creepy tale of how a woman gets herself into quite a bit of trouble and then gets herself right back out. It's funny how close she is to disaster instead of scary and she is quite likeable. I ended up enjoying it even by the end although during the story I was a little taken aback by the creepiness of the "bad guys". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 1/21/2014

    " Laughed hysterically throughout this read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doree Burt | 1/13/2014

    " This is such a perfect book for reading aloud. It's easy to do different voices so it's a crowd-pleaser. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 1/12/2014

    " Probably one of my favorite picture books ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kylie Walter | 1/12/2014

    " The Funny Little Woman is about a little woman who lives on a hill and loves to cook. One day while she is coking dumplings one of them falls down the hill and she goes running to find it. At the bottom of the hill she goes down a tunnel and she is surrounded by statues of the gods. She sees all of the different Jizo's (gods) and they warn her about the wicked Oni. The funny little woman does not listen and continues down the tunnel looking for her dumpling. in the end she runs into the Oni and he asks her to cook for him. She agrees and is excited at first but then begins to miss her home on the hill. She then attempts to escape. The colors in this book and the illustrations are fabulous. Just looking at this book really opens the readers eyes up to another culture. It is a story that we recognize just told from the eyes of a different culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 1/10/2014

    " Silly, sweet, and somewhat less uncomfortably dated than I was expecting. Great illustrations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lele DeFilippo | 12/30/2013

    " This book grabbed my attention at first but it didn't really go any deeper. It wasn't funny and I didn't enjoy the conclusion. I liked how some pages were only illustrations, but I didn't really like this book too much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brinn | 12/25/2013

    " A little old Japanese Women goes on a search for her rice dumpling. She gets caught by the Oni and cooks for them, soon she escapes with a magic paddle. Pictures get brighter as story proceeds, to the happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Reading Countess | 12/22/2013

    " I know this one is an oldie but goodie, but I wasn't fond of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 12/16/2013

    " Caldecott winner 1973 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 12/14/2013

    " I loved when the old lady fell in the hole. I liked when the litle old lady was thrown in the boat and driven in that house.M.H. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 12/11/2013

    " One of my all time favorites from childhood, and one of my kids' favorites, too. I can still hear my mother's voice reading "tee hee hee hee." Very fun book and beautifully illustrated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth S | 9/12/2013

    " Rather fun fairy-tale type story. But not reminiscent of any tale I already know, which is refreshing. My preschooler enjoyed helping the Funny Little Woman watch out for the Evil Onis. And I enjoyed enacting her laugh: "Tee-hee-hee!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Kohls | 7/15/2013

    " This 1973 Caldecott winner has limited printed technology and can be seen throughout the pictures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda Lin | 3/21/2013

    " Entertaining, I liked reading it when I was little. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 3/14/2013

    " Lovely illustrations--and who can resist wicked Oni? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Relyn | 3/5/2013

    " It's not TikiTiki, but it's still fun and worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 9/23/2012

    " you'd think the ogres in this story would be scary and evil, and granted it's not nice of them to force her to stay with them but all they have her do is make dumplings for them which she likes to do anyway! not so bad, really! good villains for a children's story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 9/1/2012

    " I use to take this book out of the library all the time in elementary school. The pictures are absolutely beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pafoua | 8/9/2012

    " illustrated by Blair Lent; retold by Arlene Mosel; published by Dutton; non-fiction; Caldecott 1973 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 7/3/2012

    " A well-written Japanese folk tale set in old Japan. A great book to use in a multicultural literature unit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/24/2012

    " Caldecott 1973 "

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About the Author

Arlene Mosel (1921–1996) first heard the story of Tikki Tikki Tembo as a child. When she grew up, she shared this wonderful tale with countless children, including her own. Because so many young listeners responded enthusiastically, she decided to write her own retelling, and Tikki Tikki Tembo became her first book for children. The book was named an American Library Association Notable Book and won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In 1997, the New York Times named it one of the best fifty children’s books of the previous fifty years. Mosel was also the author of The Funny Little Woman, which won the 1973 Caldecott Medal for Blair Lent’s illustrations and was recognized as an Honor Book by the Hans Christian Andersen International Children’s Book Awards. Mosel was an associate professor of library science at Case Western Reserve University.