Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Sophisticated Picture Books

Belgian Writer and Illustrator
Leen van den Berg, illustrated Kaatje Vermeire
The Big Question
Book Island 2014   $29.99hb 32pp
ISBN 978 0 9941 0984 2
Themes: Love – the meaning of
The animals are having their AGM and after elephant has posed his big question they all have much to think about and answers to give. That is everyone except Ant who is too busy writing things down and bustling about.  And elephant’s question? How do you know when you love someone? This is one of those rare but special books that will mean different things to many people and will be appreciated by a wide age range. Small children will spend many moments on each page identifying the images; older people will ponder on the meanings of the words.  And everyone (except Ant) will go away to think further about the ideas that have been raised.
Kaatje Vermeire illustrated an earlier Book Island title  - Maia and what matters

Year 2 up/ Age 6 up

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