Kaa, pronounced Kar, is the snake's name in "The Jungle Book." He is a python. Kipling based this name on the hissing sound snakes make with an open mouth.Continue Reading
Kaa's name is not the only one with an unexpected pronunciation; the Mow in Mowgli rhymes with cow. While Kipling made up Kaa and Mowgli, he took other names from Hindustani origins. Baloo, pronounced Bar-loo, is Hindustani for bear, and Bagheera, pronounced Bug-eer-a, is Hindustani for panther or leopard.
Kaa, Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera all appear in both Kipling's books and Disney's animated film, though their personalities differ between the two.Learn more about Children's Books
A bibliography for kids contains all the regular information required in a regular bibliography, including name of the book or article, author, publication date and other publication information. However, because children are not used to compiling bibliographies, they typically need guidance on how to put a bibliography together. This can include helping them understand why bibliographies are useful and what information to put in them.Full Answer >
"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," a story about a young mongoose, comes from "The Jungle Book" written by English writer, poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling. Kipling wrote several short stories, poems and children's books.Full Answer >
There are no vultures in Rudyard Kipling's original "The Jungle Book." However, in the 1967 Disney film adaptation of the original book, four vultures named Buzzy, Dizzy, Flaps and Ziggy were added.Full Answer >
Short story collections for children include "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" by Jon Scieszka, "Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales" by Ludwig Bemelmans and "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling. Other children's story collections include "The Brownie and the Princess & Other Short Stories" by Louisa May Alcott and "Scottish Folk Tales" by Ruth Manning-Sanders.Full Answer >