Sang Kancil and the Snail


Retold by Rahimidin Zahari
Illustrated by Jaafar Taib
Translated by Linda Tan and Peter Duke

2015. ITBM.
Full coloured illustration.
Softcover, 30.5cm x 21.6cm, 47 pages
ISBN 9789674600358


Sang Kancil looks down on Snail, who walks very slowly. Sang Kancil and Snail agree to have a race the following week. Snail then calls his friend who live in the swamp and the river, and comes up with a plan -the snail at the fornt of the line will answer whenever Sang Kancil calls out his name. On the day of the race, Sang Kancil runs his best and when he is away from the starting line, he calls out to Snail. The Snail right at the front answers him. This continues until Sang Kancil is very tired from running and his legs ache. In the end, Kancil admits he has lost to Snail and promises never to be arrogant again.

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 30.5 × 21.6 × 0.4 cm