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Celebrate Asian Heritage Month With Tikki Tikki Tempo DVD

Tikki.jpgThis unique collection of six best-selling cultural stories is narrated by celebrities such as B.D. Wong and Ming-Na Wen.
The title tale, Tikki Tikki Tembo, is based on the classic picture book by Arlene Mosel, illustrated by Blair Lent. What’s in a name? A great deal according to the Chinese of long ago who honored their first son with the grand, long name Tikki Tikki Tembo. But such names can cause a lot of trouble, as the younger brother and his mother discover when the eldest falls down a well! Additional stories include:
• The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks – Based on the book written by Katherine Paterson and illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon. A compassionate couple risks their lives to save a pair of Mandarin ducks. Narrated by B.D. Wong.
• Grandfather’s Journey- Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather’s life in the United States and Japan, Allen Say poignantly recounts his family’s journey to America. The feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries are sensitively expressed. Narrated by B.D. Wong, with music by Ernest V. Troost.
• The Stonecutter  -Based on the book by Gerald McDermott, based on a Japanese folktale, tells the story of a lowly stonecutter named Tasaku who longs for wealth and power. The soundtrack features a Japanese koto.
•  Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China – This award-winning version of the Red Riding Hood story features Lon Po Po, who pretends to be the grandmother of three little girls left at home.
• Sam and the Lucky Money – This animated story is based on the book by Karen Chinn, this story. It’s Chinese New Year in Chinatown, and Sam meets a stranger who helps him make the perfect decision on how to spend his lucky money. Narrated by Ming-Na Wen.

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