Is now on our website and you can download it by register what are you waiting for? Please read and make a refission for you A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW9th April 2020TITLE Think Outside the BoxAUTHOR Justine AveryILLUSTRATOR Liuba SyrotiukStar Rating 3 A splendidly illustrated picture book with an important message for children A Wishing Shelf Book ReviewREVIEWSo here we have a very sweetly illustrated book encouraging children to Think Outside the Box Now I think this is a fantastic lesson for any child So, in terms of subject, it s spot on Also, the different ways the author suggests children Think Outside the Box is inventive and fun For example, eating an ice cream cone the wrong way up or trying to run the race the slowest This is all good fun and, I think, children will find it fun too.
Then there s the illustrations Delightful Also, just like the title of the book, I think the illustrator was thinking outside of the box when she drew them There s sort of a surreal feel to them Children, I suspect, will have fun trying to work them out, relating them back to the text I simply loved the picture of the snail which has a race drawn onto the curls of her shell So very clever But, sadly, there is a problem with this book in terms of readership I had a look at the Age Level for this book on Oddly, it s for 4 12 year olds And there, I think, is the problem Although this is a picture book, I very much doubt it would work for very young children Why Well, to be honest, it s a little difficult to follow Not only that, the words are often way too complex For example, When there are so many different opinions When you need to find you own way Just Think Outside the Box No 4, 5 or 6 year old that I know will a follow this or b find it interesting I did ask my sister to read this book with her two children a 4 and a 6 year old Although they liked the crazy drawings , they couldn t follow the text So, let s go to the other end of the spectrum 10 12 year olds Well, I showed this book to my 10 year old daughter and, of course, she s not interested in a picture books She s on her chapter books In fact, she s halfway through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows So no go there So the problem with this book is that it hasn t got a home A readership It s too complex with incorrect vocabulary for very young children and older children want chapter books.
Don t get me wrong I think the lesson is important And the illustrations are, of course, sublime I just think the author didn t think readership when she wrote it If she had, she might have thought, this book is for 4 6 year olds, so I m going to replace the word situation , opinions , obvious and the expression personal view with words expressions 4 6 years olds might understand or, indeed, should be learning.
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