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How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin

rhinocerosRudyard Kipling the author of "Just So Stories" created this book in 1902. "Just So Stories" is filled with stories about how different animals from around the world got different body parts. Also the book is filled with different aspects of life and how they came to exist. In the podcast you will hear a story about a Rhino. Rhinoceros are large, thick-skinned, herbivorous mammals of the family Rhinocerotidae, of Asia and Africa. Rhinos are found to grow 8 -14 ft long and 3 - 6.5 feet tall. Also they can weight up to 5 tons.

The Norman Public Library Children's Department would like to share a few of these stories with you in the coming months. The second Kipling story is "How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin" read by the fantastic Ms. Basha.

If you would like to follow along, Just So Stories  is available as a book from the library or ebook from our OverDrive collection.

Here are some words from the story that you need to know.

- Comestible: [adj] Fit to eat, edible, eatable or Anything to eat, an article of food. The definition of the word was first used in 1837

- Currant:  Araisin or dried fruit prepared from a dwarf seedless variety of grape; much used cookery.

- Henceforward: From this time forward.

- Sloka: A couplet or distich of Sanskirt verse; each line containing 16 syllables.

- Waterproof: [adj] Impervious water; capable of resting the deleterious action of water. [sb] A fabric or garment rendered impervious to water by treatment with India-rubber or the like (i.e. a raincoat.

Click to listen to or download "Rhino Story " read by Ms. Basha.


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