The Boy of the Three-Year Nap: Dianne Snyder

The Boy of the Three-Year Nap

Author: Dianne Snyder
Illustrator: Allen Say
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Year: 1988
Brief Summary: Lazy Taro tries to trick a wealthy merchant into letting him marry the merchant’s daughter, but Taro’s widowed mother has a plan of her own.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

 Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:
  • Discussion on multicultural literature and folktales.
  • What is the moral of this story?
  • Study the beautiful illustrations.  What can you say about the setting?  The culture?

Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

  • Language arts: folktales
  • Text-to-world connections

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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