Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WEDNESDAY: Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne

Voices in the Park

Summary: A day in the park is described by 4 different characters, two adults and two kids.

Review: This is a fascinating idea. The premise reminded me of one of my all time favorite books for kids, The Candymakers, where each of the four main characters tells his or her version of part A of the story before the author moves to part B of the story. This would be a great book to use as an illustration of perspective or possibly voice in writing. New insights into the over all story come when each character offers up his or her piece of the puzzle.

AR level of 2.8
3 out of 5 stars

Recommended for: classroom use as described above. Could also be used in a therapy setting in order to talk about perspective of different parties.

Cautions: none

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