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When each of the umbrellas he brings back to his village disappears, Kiri Mama devises a plan to track down the thief
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Kindergarten-Grade 3 A simple tale set in a Sri Lan kan village. Kiri Mama, a rather shel tered ``country mouse,'' journeys to town and becomes fascinated with the umbrellas he sees there. (His neighbors use banana and yam leaves for their protection against the weather.) He brings home an umbrella, only to have it stolen; in fact, each new one that he buys disappears in the same mysterious way. Finally, Kiri Mama sets a trap and uncovers the thiefa ``Curious George''-type monkeybut not before he puts his entrepreneurial talents to work and opens an umbrella store with the recovered booty. The story is pleas ant, if a bit predictable, with a rather mild, albeit satisfying, climax and con clusion. It does give one a sense of country life in Sri Lanka, emphasizing the close relationship between people and nature in that culture. The acrylic illustrations reveal the setting admira bly, although there are some inconsis tencies. While none of the figures is particularly distinguishable in terms of facial expressions, that of Kiri Mama particularly suffers from blending in with the crowd, especially in the begin ning of the book, and his facial features do not remain consistent throughout the illustrations. While not a first pur chase, the book will introduce a lesser- known culture to children. Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, Wheeler School, Providence, R.I.
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Book Description Kane Miller Book Pub, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11091629112X
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