Monday, July 16, 2018

I Need All Of It by Petra Postert - ADVISABLE

I Need All Of It by Petra Postert, illustrated by Jens Rassmus. PICTURE BOOK. A Feiwel and Friends Book (Macmillan), 2015. $18. 9781250112712



A dad and son are doing laundry together when the dad pulls “trash” out of his son’s pockets.  His son insists that these items are not trash, they are treasures. The son starts telling creative stories to explain where each item came from and the dad joins in on the imaginary tales. My favorite is a rock that is really the top of a mountain that a giant bit off. 

This is a great book for the collectors in your school. The text is a bit long, but encourages creativity and could be used in a story telling unit with found objects and students making up origin stories for those items. I especially love that the dad is the one doing laundry and doing it well!    

Jen Wecker, HS English Teacher

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