Monday, August 30, 2010
Bugs and their looks
This book, "Bugs in a Blanket" is a wonderful combination of beautiful story, gorgeous illustrations and valuable life lessons. The little bugs who live in a blanket in the garden have never met, until Little Fat Bug invites them all to his party. They are all very surprised to discover that even though they are all bugs, they don’t look the same.
Italian author and illustrator, Beatrice Alemagna, has made the pictures look so tactile – linen, wool, buttons, fabric, sequins, beads – you really want to touch each little bug.
It’s a pretty simple lesson for kids, that
in the blanket, just as in the rest of the world, we can’t choose what we look like – we are all born the way we are, and we’re all different.
Imagine what we adults would let go of if we embraced our “brightly speckled” coat or delighted in having “always been yellow all over”?