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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

We are Not Alone

Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends by Yumi Heo is a study in not working alone.  Each item in Lady's Hahn's sewing box has a use and they all are useful, but each one begins to think they are of more importance.  Lady Hahn and her friends find out that they need to work together to work at all.  

The illustrations were created with oil and pencil on 140lb. Fabriano paper. The pictures are cheerful and entertaining.  The story is based on a Korean classical essay from the 1800s.  But it reminds me of the story from the Bible about the body and how each part has it's place.  And neither part can work without the other.

This story would be good to use while doing a unit on fables, for 2nd or 3rd grade.  It's moral of working together fits right in with
Aesop's Fables.

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