Never Trust a Tiger: A Story from Korea (Animal Stories)

by Lari Don

Paperback, 2012



Local notes

R Don




Barefoot Books (2012), Paperback, 48 pages


A merchant stops to help a tiger that is trapped in a hole but the tiger then tries to eat him, until the merchant convinces the beast to ask passersby if it is fair to repay good deeds with bad.

Physical description

48 p.; 8 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member amrahmn
Funny tale from Korea about a man who saves a tiger only to be almost eaten by that tiger. Good for lessons on prediction - What will happen if the man saves the tiger? How will he keep from being eaten? What will the other characters have to say?
LibraryThing member QianqiongWang
The Animal Stories Never Trust a Tiger is a children chapter book and the content is about a f a Korean folklore. I love this book, because it is ideal for young readers, as vocabulary is simple and sentences are short. This book tells a funny story that a merchant was rescued a tiger, who want to
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eat him. This is not a fair because merchant think good deed should follow a good not bad deed, so they found other animals and plant to help them problem, but finally a hare helped him and rescued him from the tiger’s month. The art in this book are oil and watered -colored.
Usage: This book is for children who in the age around 7 years old. It can help children think about Can they trust to a tiger? And they may learn the fair is good deeds should followed by good deeds.
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LibraryThing member gmorgan14
Genre: Fantasy
This book was about two characters, a merchant and a tiger, that Argue about what is fair and what is not. The readers are introduced to three other characters that play key roles into the movement of the story. Despite the clever ending, some of the definitions of life and fairness
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seemed quite harsh for early readers. The plot drives the characters into a quite impractical way of dealing with their conflict, and then results in a moral that doesn't quite fit what the majority of teachers would advise their students to follow.
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