Roberton, Fiona A Tale of Two Beasts Kane Miller, 2015. $12.99 PICTURE BOOK
This book contains two short stories, one from a little girl’s
perspective and one from a little animal’s perspective. The little girl just
thinks she is rescuing a little beast in need and taking it home to care for
it. While the little animal thinks he has been taken away by a big beast and
forced to eat squirrel food and wear clothes. Both of them find a way to
friendship in the end.
First off the illustrations are ADORABLE, a surprise since this
publisher has earned my all time top award for terrible artwork. The story itself
isn’t quite that interesting to me (though it made me want to re-read Children
Make Terrible Pets, which is hilarious), but the lesson about perspective would
be an incredibly useful concept for younger readers. I would add this to my
collection just for that reason alone, and probably show it off to the school counselor
EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.