Thursday, October 22, 2009

How to Heal a Broken Wing


Will, a small child living in a big city, is the only person to notice a bird on the ground that is suffering from a broken wing. With the help of his mother, Will takes the bird home. After many months of care from Will's family, the bird is able to take flight.

Bob Graham's How to Heal a Broken Wing is a story of hope and perseverance. The text is sparse with the illustrations providing much of the narrative. Like his previous book, "Let's Get a Pup" Said Kate, Graham presents a simple story of how we can make a difference in this world. One thing I like about Graham's books is that he doesn't hit you over the head with the message.

This would be an excellent book for character education and for teaching sequence.

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