Tang's Story- Great book and activity

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Grandfather Tang’s Story
By Ann Tompert
Review By: Jessica Glenn- Elementary Substitute- Central PA
In this book Grandfather Tang shares a Chnese folktale with his granddaughter Little Soo. Grandfather Tang tells Little Soo a story about two competitive “fox fairies” who change into different animals trying to outdo one another but when they find themselves in danger they cooperate. Grandpa Tang uses tangrams in order to show the different animals that the “Fox Fairies”become.
This story would be a great story to review some simple solid shapes during a geometry unit with 3rd or 4th graders. The students could follow along and create the different animals that are found in the story as a class or in small groups during small group activity