Itching and Twitching

Itching and Twitching

A Nigerian Folktale

Book - 2003
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Monkey, who scratches when he itches, and Rabbit, who twitches when he feels like it, try to accept each other and themselves.

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Newbery Honor author Patricia C. McKissack and Robert L. McKissack's humorous adaptation of a Nigerian folktale about Monkey and Rabbit who learn to be comfortable just being themselves.

One evening, Monkey invited his friend Rabbit to dinner. All during the meal, Monkey itched and so he scratched. Rabbit was no better. He couldn't stop twitching. Both so irritated the other with their scratching and twitching that they challenged each other to a contest to see who could be still for the longest period of time. The urge to scratch and twitch continued for both friends. So they each came up with a sly plan. Each decided to tell the other a story. The trick was with each story, the storyteller used deliberate gestures that allowed him to scratch where it itched,

One evening, Monkey invited his friend Rabbit to dinner. All during the meal, Monkey itched and so he scratched. Rabbit was no better. He couldn't stop twitching. Both so irritated the other with their scratching and twitching that they challenged each other to a contest to see who could be still for the longest period of time. The urge to scratch and twitch continued for both friends. So they each came up with a sly plan. Each decided to tell the other a story. The trick was with each story, the storyteller used deliberate gestures that allowed him to scratch where it itched,

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While having a nice dinner together, Rabbit points out to Monkey that he canÆt stop scratching himself and so Monkey tells Rabbit that he canÆt stop his twitching, yet after a contest to see who can sit still the longest, they both come to the realization that just being themselves is simply the best way to be. Original.

Publisher: Toronto,Ontario : Scholastic Inc, 2003
ISBN: 9780439242240
043924224X
Characteristics: 38 ; cm
Additional Contributors: McKissack, Robert L.
Freeman, Laura

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