What if you had lollipops for eyes? How would you eat potato chips if you had no lips? With Suppose you can imagine (and see) what life would be like if your body parts were somewhere other than where they were meant to be.
The book asks readers questions and challenges them to think about what life would like if they were put together differently. There is space on the end pages to let the kids be their own artist.
The story, written as a humorous, inquisitive look at what we see, missed an opportunity to turn "wierd" into something that kids could see as positive.
We have been reading this book nearly non-stop for two days. Our child asked for a second reading right away; s/he brought it to breakfast; and has scanned the pages several times since ... picking this book over television.
We were VERY surprised by our child's reaction. It's great to see her excited about a book, we just didn't expect it to be this one. The concept is great, the story is humorous and encourages imagination. It just isn't one we expected to read ALL the time.
This is a story that stretches a child's imagination.
This is a story meant to be enjoyed ... and laughed at. There is even space at the end to let kids create their own mixed-up person. With a little bit of tweaking you can use this book to talk about empathy, and emphasize the positive to get kids away from judging differences as 'weird.'
5 to 8
3 to 8
Started reading with 5½-year-old child.
Borrow. The story is fun, and the fact that it encourages kids to use their imagination is worth your time (and theirs).
|Publisher||Tidewater Publishers © 2005|
|Illustrators||Marcy Dunn Ramsey|