Mooch, the famous comic strip cat, helps a little bird find his flock (family). The bird's family left him behind.
In this wordless picture book, the illustrations do a GREAT job of expressing the storyline and the emotions. The story has a good message about helping out friends, even though it's tough work.
None, except that the adult must be willing to tell the story or work with the child to figure the story out, which is more work than just reading words on a page.
My son liked the sweet interactions between the cat and the bird. He liked figuring out the story.
I love this book. At first glance, I though t it would be awful to read, but it turned out, when I really worked with my son, together we came up with our own text and created a wonderful memory. I asked my son "tell" me the story from the illustrations. This is a great book to teach kids about storytelling. I was very surprised he liked it. I thought it would be a challenge to "read" the story, but the pictures were delightful.
This is a wordless picture book with a story of friendship that you and your child can create together.
The book has a great moral about being a friend, charity, saying thank you, and I love you. I could see a teacher (Kindergarten to third grade) having kids come up with/write a story to go with the illustrations.
2 to 6
0 to 4
Read with 4-year-old boy.
Buy. Sharing this book with a child creates special memories. I would buy this for children ages 4 to 8.
|Publisher||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers © 2008|