Review by Johnny Boo, age 4
Grandfather Tang's Story: A Tale Told With Tangrams
Author/illustrator: Ann Tompert/Robert Andrew Parker
Grandfather Tang's Story is about a little girl and a grandfather. The grandfather made up a tangram story about fairy foxes. They turn into animals like goldfish and hawks and a lion. I like this book because it was so agreeable and because it's so fantastic. My favorite part was when the crocodile lashed his wicked tail. I would recommend this book to kids who like fantastic books.
Here is our flannel board with the seven (poorly cut-out) pieces, or tans, of the tangram square:
According to the book, "when tangrams are used in storytelling, the storyteller arranges the tans to show the shape of a character in the tale." Here is our fantastic fox, which was then rearranged into different animal shapes:
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