31 August 2007

Bedtime Stories

The Dancing cat (Rendal, Justine)
The Midnight unicorn (Reed, Neil)
The Last little cat (DeJong, Meindert)

A trio of old fashioned stories tonight. I particularly liked "Little cat" for its simplicity of text and story. It tells the story of a kitten born in a kennel who befriends an old blind dog. There is a lot of repetative text and well placed illustrations to help early readers. As for helpful illustrations, "Midnight Unicorn" has textured illustrations, which had me thinking that the girl in the story was blind (hence, the pictures that the reader can feel.) But by the end of the story I realized that I was incorrect. So why the braille effect?

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