Friday, August 28, 2015

The Walrus Who Escaped by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tingsley -OPTIONAL

Qitsualik-Tingsley, Rachel and Sean The Walrus Who Escaped Inhabit, 2014. $16.95 PICTURE BOOK
An Inuit folktale of how of the Walrus got nearly straight tusks. The strength of the land was a power that all living creatures could access, if they used it for good or evil was up to them. A raven chose to use it for evil out of greed and jealousy. The Walrus must give up his curly tusks if he is to free himself from Raven’s trap.
This is a nice folktale with lessons about greed, jealousy and regret. Its beautifully illustrated…except for the Cover, which is just awful! I would add this to my folktales collection. Luckily mostly myself and teachers utilize the folktale collection, so we can get over the cover and share the book with students.
EL(K-3)  –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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