Children's Books

IKTOMI AND THE BUZZARD, Paul Goble, NY: Orchard Books, 1994, 32 pp. 0-53106812-9

The Lakota spider-trickster tries to fool a buzzard into carrying him on his back across a river. It doesn't work. Style, storyteller method of italicized question-asides from storyteller to children, excellent way of involving them when book is read aloud, and seems to work well for comprehension when early reader is reading it. Does not interfere with story and isn't condescending. Reviewed by Paula Giese

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