Media types

NaBloPoMo Jan2011I need to get to longer posts, but for now here’s another on a single children’s book.

Cover of Cool!

Cover of Cool!

2. Cool! by Michael Morpurgo

I don’t mean at all to detract from the readability and interest/attractiveness of this story by suggesting it seems perfectly tailored as a book to read in school – it’s short but has some fully developed storylines, interesting, uses a couple of different and unusual points of view, and has themes that would stereotypically appeal to boys (football, dogs) without ignoring or excluding the girls in the class. It also brings up several issues of greater and lesser difficulty for discussion and development (road safety, family dynamics, parental relationship difficulties, life support, medical ethics, celebrity and personal heroes, and more).

I like books that provide lots to talk about!


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One Response to “Media types”

  1. Out of and Into Africa « Kaet's Weblog Says:

    […] N.B. I have previously discussed both books (as well as Cool! from a few days ago). […]

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