DISCUSSIONS AND ACTIVITIES

The Little Island

The Little Island

Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781783449095
Price: £12.99

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Synopsis

There was once a farm where all the animals were friends. Together they looked after the farm and each other. It wasn't perfect and they didn't always agree (animals almost never do). But they liked it.

One day the geese begin to gossip. Before long they hatch a plan to leave the farm. Will life be perfect now?

The Little Island is a powerful modern-day fable for our times told with humour and warmth, and most importantly, hope. A story of building bridges not barriers, respect not resentment and of finding friendship, not fear.

Discussion Ideas

These notes have been written by the teachers at the CLPE to provide schools with ideas to develop comprehension and cross-curricular activities around this text. They support teachers to use picture books to enhance critical thinking and develop creative approaches in art and writing. They encourage a
deep reading of and reflection on the text, which may happen over a series of reading sessions, rather than in just one sitting.

The concepts explored in the book and these teaching notes are more suitable for children aged 7+.

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