|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2016|
Playing with his expensive toys all day, selfish Tan Tan is proud of his beautiful house and shady tree, but he will not share. Ping has very little money, but he strikes a clever bargain when he buys the shade of Tan Tan's tree. In this folktale for readers 4 to 8, wherever there is shade—even in Tan Tan's house—Ping has the right to be there, and he generously starts inviting friends to visit. Will Tan Tan ever be able to lay aside his insistence on ownership and control and join the party? In her elegant watercolor illustrations, Demi depicts the children, animals, and buildings here in a manner that evokes traditional Chinese art.