“... stories leap off the page and lodge straight in the funny bone. This collection of seven short stories, all based on common proverbs, are unconventional and exuberant.” —Starred Review, Publishers Weekly “...the tales humorously blur the lines between what is fable and what is true.” For ages 8 to 12. —@1997 Kirkus Reviews The saying and stories: “You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks” “A Hard Head Makes a Soft Behind” “Never Leave Your Pocketbook on the Floor” “Don’t Split the Pole” “Big Things Come in Small Packages” “What Goes Around Comes Around” “Slow and Steady Wins the Race”
Eleanora E. Tate is also the author of The Secret of Gumbo Grove; Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!; A Blessing in Disguise; The Minstrel’s Melody; Front Porch Stories at the One-Room School; African American Musicians; Retold African Myths; To Be Free; and Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance. Her book Just an Overnight Guest was adapted into an award-winning television film.