Wednesday, 6 May 2015

MANFISH: A STORY OF JACQUES COUSTEAU BY JENNIFER BERNE








































One of the things that I love about talking to children is realising how many assumptions we make about knowledge. After the six-year-old read this book recently - Manfish: A Story of Jacques Costeau - we had lots of conversations about how it's possible to breathe under water. And he asked many questions about oxygen tanks, and then gave me his ideas about his next invention. And that's what I love about children's books. They can present words and information that really needs to be absorbed - in a way that's completely different to television programs or films. And while they can have a place - they don't make you think in the same way. So if you'd like to have some other-wordly conversations, you might enjoy this book too. Of course, your child might have a completely different take on it. But that's all part of the fun, and journey.

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