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5.0 out of 5 stars
A fresh and touching look at immigration through the eyes of a child! A lovely story!, 29 Sep 2009
For those looking for a book about immigration, this simple story of kindness will make you stop and think. A child tries to make sense of a bewildering world and is helped by a boy called Joe who offers the hand of friendship. Joe has little understanding of what it means to be an asylum seeker and neither did the 8 year olds I read this story to. However, this does not matter as Joe's fruitless attempt to find a 'quiet spot' in his chaotic city bring the children closer together. The well written narrative and eye catching illustrations helped children empathise in just the way I was looking for. A do not know of any other book for primary aged children which addresses this theme in such an engaging way. I loved it!