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Up and down / Peter Whitfield ; illustrated by Nancy Bevington.

By: Whitfield, Peter, 1962-.
Contributor(s): Bevington, Nancy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Whitfield, Peter, Zen tails: 2.Publisher: Epping North, N.S.W. New Frontier, 2012Copyright date: ©2004. Description: 1 volume (unnumbered pages) : colour illustrations ; 22 x 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781921928369.Subject(s): Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Zen buddhism -- Juvenile fiction | Animals -- Juvenile fiction | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 5-6 | Boredom -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: 823.92
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior Deer Park Library (DIY)
Junior Fiction J WHIT Available IA0558694
Junior Sunshine Library
Junior Fiction J WHIT Available IA0558687
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First published, 2004.

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K-Gr. 3. Totally bored, Monkey threatens Shri Shelly the tortoise to find something for him to do or suffer dire consequences. Shelly invites Monkey for lemonade and has him wash the glasses. Monkey still has time on his hands, so Shelly leans a ladder against a tree and has Monkey climb up and down the ladder hundreds of times. When fatigue finally overcomes him, Monkey realizes he could have been playing games, enjoying friends and\b other pleasures instead of climbing the ladder. Like most fables, this features a simple story and direct language, but the mildly amusing tale is better suited for school-age children rather than preschoolers. The computer-enhanced cartoonlike illustrations have a slick look. The original Zen story is appended along with the moral, but no original source is cited. --Linda Perkins Copyright 2005 Booklist

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