Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Fiction 8 years and up

Dutch Writer and French Illustrator
Toon Tellegen, illustrated by Marc Boutavant
The Day No One Was Angry
Gecko Press 2014 $27.99pb 82pp
ISBN 978 1 9272 7160 5
Themes:  Anger/ Being grumpy/ Short stories

There are twelve short stories here and all may be appreciated by different levels of understanding.  It may be read as simple stories of animals trying to deal with their anger from a mouse to a rhinoceros or by much older people who will think ‘why that’s just how I feel sometimes’. The important thing about the book is not to try to read too much into it – just enjoy it and its magnificent illustrations for what it is – a gentle but subtle look at the nature of human emotions.  
Don’t let this get lost in the picture book boxes – it is definitely a book for the fiction shelves even if it is tall  (perhaps shelve it sideways?)  
Year 4 up/ Age 8 up

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