Once upon a time there were two kinds – rabbits and birds.
One day a new kind hatched – both rabbit and bird.
But the rabbits and birds decide that he is neither a rabbit or a bird. Neither flies away to the Land of All where no one is the same.
A rabbit and a bird show up in the Land of All. Will they be accepted?
This story promotes creative components of perspective, individuality, and parts to whole.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because it celebrates diversity in a kid-friendly manner.
AUTHOR: Airlie Anderson
ILLUSTRATOR: Airlie Anderson
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company, 2018
AGE GROUP: 3-7
TOPIC(S): belonging, diversity, acceptance
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: perspective, individuality, parts to whole
1) Create the character Neither using a marshmallow candy chick and a marshmallow candy rabbit. Then try mixing it up by using candy to create a new character whose appearance would put it in a “Neither” category.
2) Find an image from a magazine that represents friendship. With permission, cut out the image. Next cut the images into puzzle pieces. Have a friend put your puzzle together.
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