Learn to Tie a Tie with the Rabbit and the Fox by Sybrina Durant and Marie Naval – Illustrator

Learn to Tie a Tie with a Rabbit and a Fox Reviewed by Teri Davis

For many, the thought of tying a necktie is an unrealistic vision which just doesn’t work. That perfect triangular knot is often off-center or a complete mess.

For many, the solution was a clip-on tie. They would never have existed if there hadn’t been people who couldn’t tie a necktie and make that perfectly triangular knot. Somehow though, that seemed like cheating and society frowned on those who wore the clip-ons. Obviously, the idea of tying the perfect necktie is a task that puzzles many people, young and old, men and women. How does anyone figure out this complicated knotting?

Taking the legendary story of the rabbit and the fox and modifying it to parallel a journey of between trees in the forest is a clever way to understand the path to create the perfect knot. With a rabbit running for safety while being pursued by a wolf and comparing it to the path of the tie perfectly makes this the perfect instructional children’s book that even grown-ups can use. Imagine the rabbit as the tie actually proceeds on a journey around the person’s neck. With the rabbit’s pursuit being illustrated while the story is being read is also compared on each page with a detailed drawing of the necktie in comparison to that part of the story.

Also available, is a free version of the story in the form of a song which the author enthusiastically sings on line. I recommend listening to the song after the book has been read as the song moves quickly. The book is offered is both Spanish and Tagalog, as well as English and e-book form in each language.

The vocabulary greatly enriches learners with words like forage, blazing, morsel, tender, abrupt, and more.

Sybrina Durant writes practical books to help people. Besides Learn to Tie a Tie with the Rabbit and the Fox, she has also written Sybrina’s Phrase Thesaurus with different editions while realizing that language is more than words, but how we put those words together into phrases is most important and useful.

Learn to Tie a Tie with the Rabbit and the Fox is a fun book for children of all ages to look through, study, and most importantly, learn to tie a necktie.

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