Sunday, 30 June 2013
Carrot - Vanita Oelschlager
Carrot by Vanita Oelschlager
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
An ordinary house cat, Carrot envies the life of the pampered yacht cat Buffy and dreams of all she could do with such luxury, but comes to realize that her life is actually richer in many ways.
Carrot is about a cat who begins to wonder what life would be like if he was rich and famous, however when this happens Carrot realises that this isn't everything.
This book is perfect as a bedtime story or for reading to a class at the end of the day. The illustrations are beautiful and cover the entire page, which personally I really like, I feel a picture book should be just that!
The story is written in rhyme which keeps the child's interest and they feel its familiar and once they have heard it once or twice they can join in with the rhyme. As a teacher this is a fabulous book to use to illustrate rhyming in stories and why we like them. The language in the story also allows room for discussion and persuades the children to use proper words, such as chiffon, socialite and caviar. The children question these words and we can discuss them.
Carrot is a picture book that children enjoy over and over again and I would recommend it to come a firm addition in the household.