13.08.09 by Jeff

Tikki Tikki Tembo

For some reason Howie Tsui’s work immediately reminded me of one of my favourite childhood books, Tikki Tikki Tembo. Lucky for you, it exists on Youtube!

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Watch the video below! Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo! Enjoy.














Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • i hope no one is offended by the story – for the record, i’m asian!

  • how could anyone be offended this lovely story! thanks for posting!

    • it caused controversy when it came out, people felt it perpetuated stereotype that Asian languages sounded like jibberish? something like that…

  • My kids used to be able to recite that. Yay for language play!

  • Raphael

    I’m glad I’m the first child haha

  • man! nostalgia! i completely forgot about this story until now. my parents used to read this to me all the time.

  • I loved this story as a kid! Wow, the illustrator died just earlier this year.

  • I remember this well. My mom used to read it to me and now I read it to my twin girls. But today’s best children’s book writer has got to be Mo Willems, including his “Leonardo the Terrible Monster” and “Edwina, the Dinosaur that Didn’t Know She was Extinct.”

    http://www.mowillems.com/

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  • jessica

    I haven’t thought of this book is almost thirty years!!! I loved it. I never thought of any issues with stereotypes obviously. Just good reading fun and funky illustrations! Thanks for reminding us!

  • Asians are backwards.

  • Stefan

    one of my all-time favs too. great kids book :)

  • Savannah

    I love Asians. Yes, it is offensive, but come on. It’s still cute. I remember back in 7th grade a story teller lady came and told us it. Now, what do you know, I’m doing a report on it.





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