The 3 Little Dassies

The 3 Little Dassies

by Jan Brett, Graeme Malcolm

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The 3 Little Dassies 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Booklady123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jan Brett¿ The 3 Little Dassies is an African version of The Three Little Pigs. I looked up dassie on the internet and after browsing several sites have come to the conclusion that dassies are rodent like creatures that live among the rocks. They are often referred to as rats, but some sites have compared them to guinea pigs and yet other sites state that they are closely related to dugongs and elephants. At any rate, Brett¿s dassies are three adorable little animals that do battle with the Big Bad Eagle. The story takes place in the Namib Desert. The three dassie sisters: Mimbi, Pimbi and Timbi, leave home to build their own homes. Dressed in traditional African dresses and turbans they are harassed by an eagle (he would be the big bad wolf in the traditional story) who wants to feed them to his eaglets. Like the traditional story, the houses are made of leaves (straw), sticks, and stone (brick). The eagle screeches ¿I¿ll flap and I¿ll clap and I¿ll blow your house in!¿ He manages to catch Mimbi and Pimbi by destroying their homes. When he is unable to destroy Timbi¿s stone house, he decides to be content with just two dassies for a snack, not realizing that the clever little Agama Man (a brightly dressed lizard) has rescued Mimbi and Pimbi. Children will enjoy making the comparisons between the traditional story and Brett¿s version. Readers will be entranced by Brett¿s customary attention to detail in her illustrations. This book would be an excellent addition to a unit on fairy tales. Recommended for Preschool ¿ 3rd Grade
allaboutliteracy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A version of the Three Little Pigs using characters and scenery from Namibia. Beautifully illustrated in Brett's typical style. Would be fun to use as a cousin book to compare and contrast with other versions of the three little pigs.
cmesa1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This Folktale is very similar to the idea of the 3 Little pigs with some twist to the story. Tre is a motif of being 3 dassies and also whe the eagle tells the dassies " I'll flap and I'll clap and I'll blow your house in. The eagle is able to do this for the first two houses but not for the house made out of stone that the dassie builted . It shows that if you work hard you can achive security and you can be rewarded at the end. I like the fact that the book at the end tells the reader that now if you travel to Namibia you will see dassies living in stone houses with agama men looking out for them .
Schuman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Everything you would expect from a Jan Brett book, loved it!! It was a remake of the 3 Little Pigs but instead there were 3 little Dassies (rock rabbits) and the a big eagle. I love the repetition in both stories, as well as the message on how important it is to not rush and be lazy, but instead do the best you can on the first try because it is always better in the long run. Very fun book to read with children and maybe talk about times that they rushed and the results of it. Also the repetition is fun to share and interact with younger students.
ryann0423 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a different version of the 3 little pigs, but this story is told with 3 little dassies (rock rabbits) and the big bad eagle. It is great for read aloud to show children that it is best to take your time and do your best the first time, otherwise you may end up like the 2 dassies whose houses were flapped down by the eagle. It is nice to have a version of the story with boy characters, pigs, and girl characters, dassies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent. Great job by Jan Brett once again.
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