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Foolish Fish and Wise Monkey

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by Tshabang Tlalanyane
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Foolish Fish and Wise Monkey by Tshabang Tlalanyane


The story Foolish Fish and Wise Monkey is folklore set in a wildlife environment depicting a community where people of different cultures live together. Within these cultures, a friendship develops between a young fish and a young monkey.

The consequences of their friendship come at the expense of not following parental advice and guidance, which makes both Little Monkey and Little Fish suffer consequences. Little Monkey's love for adventure and his imagined heroism on Little Fish's back through the deep waters where his kin has never travelled, brings him to the brink of death.

Similarly, Little Fish's tactics to get her friend Monkey to the bottom of the water leads to losing the friendship that developed between them. The story shows how the fish's foolishness was topped monkey's wisdom in being able to think quickly and calmly enough to save his life.

The tale exposes problems faced within societies regarding child rearing and upbringing. Children often turn deaf ears to parental advice and guidance while giving in to peer pressure. To this end, social ills and problems such as lies, dishonesty, substance abuse, and ignorance can breed into juvenile delinquency.

About the Author:

Tshabang Tlalanyane is a citizen of Botswana, and was born and grew up in a village called Lentswe-Le-Moriti in the Central District, where she did her primary education. On completing her secondary education, she joined The Botswana National Library Services (BNLS) in 1979 to 2004 as a librarian. She served at different professional levels after attaining her diploma in library and information studies (DLIS) and a degree in library and information studies (BLIS), both offered by the University of Botswana.

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Ebook Details
Size: 8.5 MB
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LL
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781631358449 (DRM-EPUB)

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Fiction > Juvenile Fiction > Family
Fiction > Juvenile Fiction > Animals
Fiction > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore > Adaptations

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