Drawing on a Chinese form of storytelling with seven shapes cut from a square of paper, Tompert recounts the tale of two fox fairies. Parker's pen-and-watercolor art adds drama, while the tangram insets will motivate children to try their own versions.
Activate the Imagination: After you finish reading the story, ask students who the narrator of the story is. What does he want us to learn (what is the theme of the story)? What specific examples from the story prove this? How might the grandfather’s point of view influence how he described the events?