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Published on Apr 30, 2009
This humorous folktale from Vietnam, retold by Rob Cleveland, tells the story of Tiger, who was once the proudest animal of the jungle. He was even prouder than the peacock. Of course what Tiger was most proud of was his beautiful golden coat. But unfortunately for Tiger, he did not have wisdom and was jealous that only Man seemed to possess it. So Tiger approached Man and demanded that he give Tiger his wisdom. Man then uses his wisdom to outsmart Tiger when he finds himself tied to a tree with a rope. While trying to escape, Tiger burns his coat on the rope, leaving permanent stripes on his beautiful golden coat. This wisdom story will teach readers the importance of courage, caring and resourcefulness.
ABOUT STORY COVE: Over the years, we (Story Cove!) have published an extensive collection of award winning children's picture books with stories from the world’s great oral traditions. These folktales have been told for generations and they not only entertain young readers but also provide valuable life lessons. We’re re-telling these timeless stories so that children can experience the same enjoyment and life lessons as earlier generations.