Friday, April 8, 2022

Two Short Stories #32

Today I will be highlighting two short stories.
Both of them were really fun picture books.

Let's dive right in.

Baby Aviva Orangutan Diva
Author: Hans Kullberg
Pages: 36

What I noticed first about this book, is that it's rhyming. Even the title is in rhyme! That makes the book playful, next to the colorful and pastel drawings, which are beautiful.

I love how one of the messages behind this book is that you can achieve way more together than alone. 

The diva part was something I didn't find in this book. Sure, Aviva loves music and loves to make music, but she didn't really feel like a diva to me.

This book is a tribute to 10 month old Aviva, and I could feel the love in every drawing, on every page and in this story. What a strong father you must be to remember your baby girl like this and I could say nothing more than how sorry I am and I have a huge amount respect for this author.

Title: Rooty the Rutabaga
Author: Steven Megson

When I first started reading this book, I instantly fell in love with the illustrations. They are SO. CUTE.

With this book you can really teach children to be kind, even if someone is unknown to you or looks a bit different.

I would've loved for the story to be a bit more complex and for Rooty to maybe overcome some more obstacles, that would make the story more powerful.

The info in the back of this book is definitely something I can appreciate, there is even a quiz and more info on the Rooty the Rutabaga activity book. How fun to use that in class with the younger children!

Both books were fun to read and definitely worth the time.
Did you read any good short stories lately?

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