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:
- Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature, 1988 Winner Illustration United States
- Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1989 Honor Book United States
- Reading Magic Award, 1988 Winner United States
- Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
- Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
- 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