Monday, November 24, 2008

Town Mouse, Country Mouse by: Jan Brett - Illustrator Study

This book is a good read and it appeals to children of all ages with the illustrations making it easier to enjoy due to the colorful pictures. This story deals with the struggle of leaving home and adjusting to another place. The emotions that comes with moving to a new place and environment can be demanding on the emotions of a child. This book helped me realize that there is no place like home. A lesson a teacher could do after reading this book is to ask the students to draw or write about a place that they would consider, opposite of where they live today and have them explain why it would be better or worse.

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