- The Story of Little Black Sambo - this is the original story, set in Africa
- Sam and the Tigers: A Retelling of 'Little Black Sambo' - a little different spin on the original story, again, and not my favorite
- Pancakes, Pancakes! - at the end of the Little Babaji story, the tigers turn into butter and the butter is used to make lots and lots of pancakes. Eric Carle's pancakes book was a logical one to check out and read before our pancake supper last night! :)
- Once upon a Mouse - a old folktale (and Newberry winner) about a mouse that becomes and tiger and then has a humble return to being a mouse.
- Rikki-Tikki-Tavi - the story of a mongoose and his family that he protects.
- No Dinner!: The Story of the Old Woman and the Pumpkin - a folk story that is from southeast Asia/India.
- My Mother's Sari - a very simple book about how a small girl finds comfort in her mother's sari. The sari is the traditional dress for Indian women. I found it sweet that no matter what Mama wears, that is what brings comfort to a child - whether it's playing with Mama's sari, or a western child curling up in her Mama's sweater.
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