Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom - what a team! This book, released at the start of 2018 follows What do you do with an idea? and What do you do with a problem? This series taps into the importance of creative and critical thinking in a gentle and accessible way for even the youngest of readers.
The PYP component of the IB prioritises the development of key learner attributes, and one of these is being a risk-taker. It is important to note that risk-taking in this context refers to stepping outside your comfort zone, and not engaging in risky or dangerous behaviour. Being a risk-taker is increasingly difficult for some children in an era of 'helicopter parenting' and 'bubble-wrap childhoods'. In addition, standardised testing which rewards correct answers over creative ones, stifles the desire for taking chances if children think they will be wrong and/or fail. This book with its gentle illustrations and simple storyline shows risk-taking as inviting and rewarding. This series is essential for school libraries, and would be valuable to share regularly in both the classroom and the home.
Highly, highly recommended.
Please find here an assorted mix of what I tend to read - new books, old books, birthday gifts, gifts to myself, books from my to-be-read pile, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs - basically a weird assortment of goodies! My comments here are simply thought-bubbles, rather than formal book reviews. Stream of consciousness. Please share your comments and connect. I love a reading community!