Do Whatever It Is Anyway (In Spite of Your Fears) – http://wp.me/p4TGdN-Il
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Isn’t it a joy to stumble onto a wonderful picture book version of a classical tale in a small town library and then share it with your child?
Ever since I first heard a version of the tales of Narnia, it became one of my favourite fantasy worlds ever. This is one of those stories you can read by yourself or to your children and students of all ages, especially if you have a suitable version for them. On the level of pure fairy tale, it is beautiful and educational, and on the level of metaphors, it is pure treasure. This particular version has all the elements of a perfect children’s book – a magical story, animals and fantasy creatures, children in trouble who save the world, a witch and a magnificent saviour. And on top of all, wonderful illustrations! Congratulations to the illustrator for a wonderful, old-fashioned depiction of Narnia and its characters! The level of language is also well chosen for little children – not too simplistic, yet including all the major elements of the story.
My five-year-old daughter loved to have me read it for her, and I can’t wait to share it with my little students. So much to tell them, so much to teach them, so much for them to think about and feel!
This book link on Amazon.uk
Mimi is adorable, spoiled and decisive! She kind of reminds me of someone…. Nah, it couldn’t be! Or could it?!
Do you have, know or teach a kid who is just so adorable and know it? So they get everyone to do stuff for them, even you? And when you finally make them do something on their own, they feel bigger than life, because, after all, independence IS freedom, right?
Well, I have kids and teach kids, so this story was developed for my lessons. It reads like a play, I even taught it as role play for my students, and contains a TPR rhyme as the turning point in the story. You can use it to teach family, forest animals, hibernation, adjectives, actions, body parts, confidence… And as always, there is a touch of magic in the book.
My illustrations are simple but effective – children like simplicity so the flashcard style and a good storyteller are all any story needs! Stories have always been a great tool for teaching children to think differently, to question and to have fun!
A book for kids and parents – Mimi Finds Her Magic! Available here and other places;)!