The 3 little dassies

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G.P. Putnam's Sons,
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The Three Little Pigs with a twist! In the tradition of her bestseller The Three Snow Bears , Jan Brett finds inspiration for her version of a familiar story in Namibia, where red rock mountains and vivid blue skies are home to appealing little dassies and hungry eagles.

Mimbi, Pimbi and Timbi hope to find 'a place cooler, a place less crowded, a place safe from eagles!' to build their new homes. The handsomely dressed Agama Man watches from the borders as the eagle flies down to flap and clap until he blows a house down. But in a deliciously funny twist, that pesky eagle gets a fine comeuppance!

Bold African patterns and prints fill the stunning borders, but it is the dassies in their bright, colorful dresses and hats that steal the show in this irresistible tale, perfect for reading aloud.

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Level 3.7, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 630L
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subject_facet Africa -- Juvenile fiction, Folklore, Namib Desert (Namibia) -- Juvenile fiction, Rock hyrax -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The 3 little dassies
title_full The 3 little dassies / Jan Brett
title_short The 3 little dassies
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