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Tikki Tikki Tembo

by Arlene Mosel 
Publisher: "Arlene Mosel retells an old Chinese folktale about how the people of China came to give their children short names after traditionally giving their "first and honored" sons grand, long names... "

"What's in a name? A great deal, according to the Chinese of long ago, who honored their "first and honored" son with a grand long name but gave their second sons, of little importance, hardly any name at all! This special treatment of heirs is delightfully put down by Arlene Mosel in her humorous retelling of a favorite folktale of how the Chinese came to give ALL their children short names..."
Debate on Cultural accuracy