With such an incredible array of children’s literature available, picking just two to focus on is a near impossible job! But unfortunately this weeks assignment was to do just that.
With the kindergarten audience for next week’s school visit in mind I picked two books which are interesting, humorous, relevant and multi-layered to entrance all readers. ‘What Planet Are You From Clarice Bean?’ by Lauren Child is a beautiful text which inspires the children to think about the environment and community that they live in, whilst Lilli Messina’s ‘Not So Small After All’ creates a connection to the young reader by talking about relevant issues including body image, growing up and bullying.
Both texts are wonderful examples of children’s literature, demonstrating the amazing range and quality available, hopefully you enjoy these books as much as I did.
Child, L. (2014). What Planet are You from Clarice Bean?. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/242029.What_Planet_are_You_from_Clarice_Bean_ [Accessed: 24 Mar 2014].
Messina, L. (2014). Not So Small After All. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.booktopia.com.au/not-so-small-after-all-lilli-messina/prod9780864617095.html [Accessed: 24 Mar 2014].