The Emperor’s New Clothes

 

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Title: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Usborne

Number of pages: 48

Type of Book: Fiction; Classic

Age: 4 – 8

Buy it here: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/the-emperors-new-clothes-young-reading-series-1/; http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperors-New-Clothes-Edition/dp/0746067755Free Download here: http://www.townsendpress.com/uploaded_files/tinymce/Library%20Excerpts/Timeless_chap1.pdf

Price: N580; $4.00

MY SUMMARY

This is a classic fairytale that has been retold over and over again about a vain emperor who loved clothes more than anything else in the world. This love bothered on obsession. He was not interested in the affairs of his empire and spent every waking moment ordering or trying on new clothes and admiring himself. Read the book to learn how two crooks and a little boy rid the emperor of his insane love for clothes in the funniest manner possible.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: Humour! I had a good laugh. It teaches young children the consequences of being proud and vain without being in the least bit didactic. It is very easy to read. I recommend this book for all types of readers: old, young, beginning, independent, reluctant, etc.

DOWN: None

RATING

5 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. The Emperor’s favourite thing in the world. Clothes!

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  • Watch a video of the book here:

CHALLENGE: The Emperor’s New Clothes

 CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Read the story here: http://www.townsendpress.com/uploaded_files/tinymce/Library%20Excerpts/Timeless_chap1.pdfAnswer the following questions (7-8 year olds)
    1. Why did everybody say they could see the emperor’s new clothes?
    2. What special feature did the crooks claim their clothes had?

    OR

    1. Draw the ceremonial attire of the Traditional ruler of your village (6 year olds)

    OR

    1. Draw and colour a king. (4-5 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 4 – 8 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Wednesday, March 16th 2015.

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ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES

 

 

 

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