Thursday, May 24, 2012
Review: I Am Different: Can You Find Me? by Manjula Padmanabhan
It was fun to try the different languages according to the pronunciation guide. I read the Mandarin aloud to my Chinese classmates and they had a good chuckle at my effort before correcting me. I can imagine kids enjoying the puzzle aspect. The pictures are colorful and the icons in the puzzles taken from the language's culture. For instance, the puzzle accompanying Hebrew uses the Star of David. A celebration of diversity, I Am Different will likely be enjoyed by elementary students reading with others as they speak the languages aloud and solve the puzzles together. This book counts towards the POC Reading Challenge.
Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub, 2011. Pages: 36
Rating: 3.5 Stars Source: Public Library