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As part of this month’s Poppins Book Nook theme of “Journey Into the World of Folktales”, I was super excited to share with the twins one of my favorite childhood storybooks, Walt Disney’s Uncle Remus Stories [A Giant Golden Book]! As a child, my father would read these folktales to me, in an exaggerated southern dialect that brought the stories to life.
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Walt Disney’s Uncle Remus Stories [A Giant Golden Book] is based on the classic collection of African American folktales, Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation, written in 1881 by Joel Chandler Harris. The stories were originally written by Harris for the Atlanta Constitution newspaper. He soon became renowned for his ability to capture the 19th century African American dialect in the written word and his Uncle Remus Stories are the largest documented selection of African American folklore.
The book I shared with the twins is the actual storybook my father read to me as a child. They loved the stories, especially when I emphasized the southern dialect. You may want to practice reading the stories yourself before reading aloud to your kids, as the dialect can be a little tricky to read!
dialect – a form of a language spoken in a particular geographical area or by members of a particular social class or occupational group, distinguished by its vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation
Our favorite stories from the book were “De Tar-Baby” and “De Great Rabbit-Terrapin Race”. The boys reminded me of the similarities between “De Great Rabbit-Terrapin Race” and The Tortoise and the Hare that we had read as part of their My Father’s World kindergarten curriculum. Of course I was thrilled they made the connection and we discussed the similarities and differences.
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I created this printable to help bring our learning to life as we explored . The vocabulary cards helped us discover the various types of folktales, as well as several other pertinent words. The southern recipes are just plain fun and tasty and a great culminating activity as we finished reading the Uncle Remus Stories. Download your Uncle Remus Stories FREE Printable today to enhance your journey into the south with Joel Chandler Harris’ classic Uncle Remus Stories!
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Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a copy of the E.H.M. curriculum Journey into the World of Folktales (PDF) and one copy of the book that is required to teach it called Around the World in 80 Tales by Saviour Pirotta to further their learning all about folktales.
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