Pinduli Pinduli s mama has always told her that she s the most beautiful hyena ever But Dog Lion and Zebra don t think so Why else would they make her feel so rotten about her big ears her fuzzy mane and

Pinduli s mama has always told her that she s the most beautiful hyena ever But Dog, Lion, and Zebra don t think so Why else would they make her feel so rotten about her big ears, her fuzzy mane, and her wiggly stripes Poor Pinduli just wants to disappear and she tries everything she can think of to make that happen Yet nothing goes her way Nothing, that is, until aPinduli s mama has always told her that she s the most beautiful hyena ever But Dog, Lion, and Zebra don t think so Why else would they make her feel so rotten about her big ears, her fuzzy mane, and her wiggly stripes Poor Pinduli just wants to disappear and she tries everything she can think of to make that happen Yet nothing goes her way Nothing, that is, until a case of mistaken identity lets her show the creatures of the African savanna how a few tiny words bad or good can create something enormous.Janell Cannon, the creator of the bestselling Stellaluna, introduces yet another endearing character in this triumphant story about self image, self acceptance, and treating others with respect Includes notes about hyenas and other animals of the African savanna.

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  1. Janell Cannon Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Pinduli book, this is one of the most wanted Janell Cannon author readers around the world.

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  1. I absolutely love the illustrations They are such sweet and adorable, yet also accurate, portrayals of African animals and not just the typical lions and zebra but some obscure like the serval which happens to be one of my favorite African cats And I have to give kudos to a book that made me coo over the cuteness of hyenas which, I am sorry to say, kind of creep me out in real life The underlying story is one about not teasing someone based on looks and also that those who do tease are likely d [...]

  2. These illustrations are simply stunning Beautiful, cute, just the right amount of realism and characterization for me the illustrations won the day I also thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed Cannon s use of animals we aren t typically introduced to in stories In addition to a lion, zebra and owl, we meet wild dogs, an ocelot, and a fennec fox to name a few And the hyena was so adorable that even my sister who doesn t like hyenas fell in love I loved the information in the back of the book about t [...]

  3. If you don t end this book with your heart breaking for a young hyena, your soul must be a black hole By making the bullied child character into a hyena, the animal that was the bad guy in The Lion King, Cannon creates just enough distance from the reader to the protagonist In a objective sense, kids are able to recognize situations where other children are mean to each other in Pinduli s trip around the savanna.

  4. Pinduli, the littlest Hyena learns a powerful lesson about friendship social intelligence and resolves uses quick and clever thinking YoungReaders PictureBook BookReview ChildrensBooks amreading

  5. A glorious tale with a hidden agenda of dealing with the issue of hurt feelings.By the creator of Stellaluna, another favorite of mine, Pinduli offers up again a sensitive and sympathetic protagonist The East African setting and charming yet realistic illustrations give open the world up to young children and introduce them to another continent, yet the experiences Pinduli has are all familiar ones As Pinduli encounters other animals, they poke fun of her appearance, but all is made well when Pi [...]

  6. 3.8 5 I definitely prefer Stellaluna, but this book still has gorgeous illustrations and an interesting message of it s own Just like the book Have you Filled a Bucket today states, if you fill someone else s bucket they will have the urge to fill others, but take from their bucket and they will feel like taking Pinduli lets other animals comments get the best of her though thankfully she doesn t then make fun of others but she later finds out that it all started with one animal having a bad day [...]

  7. Pinduli is a very insecure creature who lets other animals opinions of him guide his decisions He continues to alter his appearance to hide what the others tease him about Eventually he alters himself so much that he is virtually unrecognizable The resulting antics uncover a long line of animals being unkind to each other Kids ages 3 5 love Pinduli for its illustrations and its story The realization that what you say to others matters is a valuable lesson The rich vocabulary and narrative skills [...]

  8. The illustrations in this book are fabulous In fact that s one of my complaints the hyenas are way too cute This has a nice moral and was fun to read.There is some scientific information at the back so you could use it for early science as well.A very lovely book.

  9. The book follows Pinduli, a young hyena, on a journey through the desert Pinduli has always been told by her mother that she is the most beautiful hyena in all of Africa, but when she meets other animals, they make fun of the way she looks Because of the mean things the other animals say to her, she decides to cover herself in white dirt When the other animals see her this way they think she is a ghost and ask what they can do to right their wrongs Pinduli says that they must apologize to all th [...]

  10. Awards n aAppropriate grade level s 1st 3rdSummary Pinduli is a young hyena who gets mocked by other animals for her natural hyena looks After trying to change her looks, Pinduli runs into the animals who mocked her and they think she is ghost Using this to her advantage, Pinduli tells the other animals to make amends with the animals who mocked them and to never make mean comments again At the end of the day, Pinduli helps the other animals realize the importance not saying mean words to others [...]

  11. A wonderful story of teasing, bullying, kindness, uniqueness, and personal motivations really there are a ton of lessons to discuss after reading this book, and yet it didn t feel preachy More like a fable or folk tale Plus there are several pages of notes in the back about the African animals featured in the story Even I learned something there had no idea there were actually 4 species of hyena The illustrations are detailed and adorable I still love Stellaluna have a personal fondness for bat [...]

  12. Picture Book I think that this could be used to teach students about confidence It will also teach them that you should be kind to everyone, and that everyone is different and special.

  13. Similar to Stella Luna this book shows that you need to be yourself This little hyena is also a lot smarter than she thinks.

  14. I love this book and so do my students We read this last week to discuss character differences but also to talk about how we treat others.

  15. This is a wonderful book to read to children in grades K 5 I would use this as a fantasy book for my students This is a story about a hyena named Pinduli who is made fun of and tries to change herself, but then ends up looking like a ghost and being able to get to the bottom of the reason why she was made fun of in the first place Pinduli would be a great segue way into teaching students how one comment that s not nice could lead to a lot comments It also helps to show students that it doesn t [...]

  16. Fantasy A must have for a teachers bookshelf This book teaches children that it s okay to be a little different Everyone is unique and special in their own way I would use this book for grades 2 4.

  17. 2Summary Pinduli is a hyena that has some physical features that got her teased for Her mom always told her that she was beautiful and she believed she was until the other animals pointed out her imperfections It made her self conscious about herself She tried to change the way she looked However, when she did this, the other animals didn t recognize her She used this in her favor by pretending to be a spirit and tricked the animals to make amends with the animals that caused them harm, too It t [...]

  18. I think the intended moral here is be yourself or don t change your own nature to please others or if you DO try to be someone else, maybe your friends will mistake you for the Great Spirit and then you can tell them to give you food Something like that.

  19. As a kid i loved Stellaluna who also wrote this I remembered reading that but i never looked up the author so when i picked up this book because i liked the cover and then it also said the author of Stellaluna i was thrilled This book uses animals to show that people will get teased It also shows that you should not be ashamed of your looks or anything about yourself because in the end other people s comments do not matter Everyone is different and beautiful in their own way This book also talks [...]

  20. Pinduli is having bad day One after the other, the animals remark on, tease, or stare at Pinduli s appearance More and she becomes self conscious, so she attempts to hide these traits, eventually coating herself in dirt that makes her as white as a ghost Fearing this apparition, the animals confess that their remarks were only made because similar comments were made regarding them Bullying spreads like wildfire At this point, what has been a very serious subject is lightened by the comic featur [...]

  21. I tried reading this to my three year old nephew, and it s maybe a bit too early for this particular book He paid attention, at first, but about halfway through, his attention was totally gone I feel this story probably could have cut down the word per page number and kept the feel of the story, but, just in general, this might end up being a book to save for for at least four year olds.Pinduli is a young hyena whom finds herself repeatedly ridiculed by her animal neighbors for her appearance St [...]

  22. This has everything I like in a children s book interesting characters, educational aspects seamlessly interwoven even including an additional learning section in the back, which introduces information about the real animals who are the inspiration for the characters , wonderful illustrations, and a valuable message this one is about teasing that never comes across as preachy.Another aspect that differentiates this book from many young children s books is the level of anthropomorphization The an [...]

  23. Pinduli s mother thinks that she is beautiful, but some of the other animals disagree and make fun of her features Pinduli is so disheartened that she tries to hide these features, some of which are wetting down her fur and rolling in dust to hide her stripes When the animals see her again, they mistake her for a Great Spirit Although the illustrations are wonderful, the story leads to great discussions, and Cannon includes a section to help children learn some interesting facts about some of th [...]

  24. Ms Cannon delights her readers with children s stories about unusual animals, beasts that normally arouse fear or disgust in people, and shining a light on the positive aspects of their natures In this story of a curious, intelligent but too eager to please hyena, she brings to life the various animals that make fun of Pinduli The illustrations are vivid, realistic and colorful Even the strangest looking animal has its own kind of beauty As with her other books Stellaluna and Verdi, each page is [...]

  25. A beautiful book that will charm parents and kids alike The story covers Pinduli, a hyena cub, as she takes the harsh criticism of other grassland animals against the wisdom of her mother In a strange turnaround she is able to get back on the other animals so they fix their harsh criticizing ways against each other The pictures are beautiful to say the least and it was halfway through the story that I found there were actually two stories being told at the same time Both were just as important a [...]

  26. Summary In this book, Pinduli is a hyena who gets teased for her ears, coat, stripes and physical appearance She felt very sad that other animals made fun of her but tries to remember that her mom always reminded her that she was perfect just they way she is At one point other animals think Pindalu is a spirit and they reveal that they insulted a young hyena This reveals that the other animals insulted her because at one point they were bullied too Theme The theme of this story is self image and [...]

  27. Janell Cannon, who became known after her work in Stellaluna, brings Pinduli to life set in Africa While off to hunt with her mother and promising to stay close, Pinduli ends up wandering off only to encounter a handful of animals who laugh at her looks She proceeds to roll in the dirt and ends up convincing the animals that she is a ghost who has come for them They confess their wrongdoings to this spirit and agree to make amends Pinduli s quick thinking is quite admirable in this story for pri [...]

  28. A cute kids book that places a narrative into a possible African Legend, or at least it could be There were a lot of big words in this one for younger readers, but easily explained defined.

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