How the Camel Got Its Hump

How the Camel Got Its Hump

Justine Fontes, Ron Fontes, Keiko Motoyama

Language: English

Pages: 4

ISBN: 0307960196

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Witty stories from around the world, and by the great writer Rudyard Kipling, "explain" how the camel got its hump. Fascinating facts about the camel round out this colorful book!

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hungry camel’s hump shrinks and sags. One Hump or Two Arabian camels have one hump. Bactrian camels have two. Eyes Long thick lashes keep out sand. Thin eyelids let in light. A camel can walk through sandstorms with its eyes closed! Ears Thick hair keeps out blowing sand. Nose Nostrils squeeze shut to keep out sand. The nose can take in moisture from the camel’s breath. Knees and chest Extra-thick skin forms padding for resting on hard ground. Feet Wide footpads help

dry, dry, dry desert. But no part of the camel’s body is more amazing than its hump! How did the camel get its hump? Listen, and I will tell you. The great storyteller Aesop says the camel was created by the mighty Greek god Zeus. One day, Horse asked Zeus for a longer neck, a broader chest, and a built-in saddle. The next thing Horse knew, why, he’d become a camel! But if you think that would satisfy the camel, you do not know camels. The Chinese tell a tale of Camel asking the

squinting. Its chest and knees grew furry from resting on the cold ground. Camel became strong from carrying heavy sacks of food, water, and coins. But never once did the bandit share his food or water with poor Camel. So Camel learned to do without, except for what it could find in the dry, dry, dry desert. One day, Camel’s broad foot bumped a magic lamp that contained a genie! As everyone knows, if you ever find a genie, it will give you three wishes. So the bandit snatched the lamp and

it forgets to fill its hump. But what about the most famous camel-got-its-hump story, the one by Rudyard Kipling? That story takes place when the world was so new that there were only a few animals, including the lazy camel. During the first three days of the world, the other animals worked very hard. Then Horse asked Camel to trot with him. But Camel said, “Humph!” Dog asked Camel to help him fetch and carry. But Camel said, “Humph!” Ox asked Camel to help him plow. But Camel said,

it forgets to fill its hump. But what about the most famous camel-got-its-hump story, the one by Rudyard Kipling? That story takes place when the world was so new that there were only a few animals, including the lazy camel. During the first three days of the world, the other animals worked very hard. Then Horse asked Camel to trot with him. But Camel said, “Humph!” Dog asked Camel to help him fetch and carry. But Camel said, “Humph!” Ox asked Camel to help him plow. But Camel said,

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