I love this picture book, not only are the illustartions to die for. But the story has a very important lesson to learn as well. It is the moving story of "Something Else" a wee creature that doenst really fit in anywhere, or with anyone... untill "Something" shows up at his door... could it be that there are other outcasts? And could it be that he has finally found a friend after all?
Cute, funny and extremely well done... Cave's best!
This is a great story about a little creature who wants to join in but the other creatures won't let him join in because he looks different, he eats different food etc. They tell him "you're not like us, you're something else" and he goes home sadly. Something Else is then visited by another funny looking thing and at first he too is unkind to it because it is different. However, he quickly realizes what he is doing and calls the creature back. They become great friends and have a lot of fun together. And then at the very end a truly weird creature turns up (a little boy) and will they be friendly to him too? Something Else is a lovely book to read to your children - you'll all enjoy it and smile at the ending. The illustrations are smashing, a bit quirky in striking pen and ink with full colour. Its also a useful tool to help children think about others. It could be used to talk with preschool and KS1 children about how it feels to be left out, and to teach this age group about treating others as you would like them to treat you. A winner for a whole host of reasons! If you like this, try Two Left Feet by Stower too, which has a similar feel.
This story is about a ' something else 'who is always diferent from everyone else, it wants so much to be the same but it is always different. Until the day it meets another something else! Something else finds it a bit hard to accept the new creature at first and then it realises that their differences are strengths and they become best friends. They met a human at the end of the story who really is a'something else'!! This story gently helps children understand how people can be different and shows them a way to accept others who are different to them.
This is a brilliant book that sparks off so much conversation. I bought it for my daughter but then found out she had read it at school and she told me all about it. It tells the story of a little "something else" who is ostracised for being different, and how he works things out. There's a brilliant page where he is faced by a group who say to him "You're not like us. You don't belong," that inspires discussion along the lines of why the group are excluding the little something else. It makes you think! Highly recommended. (By the way, it has a happy ending.)
This is a delightful story with a very deep message about accepting difference in people. Beautifully told, excellent illustrations and without labouring the point about discrimination. Spot on and well deserving of its Unesco award.
After exhausting most of the books by Julia Donaldson I was on the lookout for other alternatives. We are going to see this at the theatre and so I bought it to read to my daughter prior to our visit. It is a lovely book, with beautiful illustrations and a subtle moral lesson thrown in for good measure. My daughter really enjoyed it. Highly recommended!
Although my intention was to use this book with Year 2 children, I've also used it in Year 4. It links really nicely with the themes from SEAL in the Getting on and Falling Out Theme and in the Good to be Me Theme. It's a beautiful story with lessons for us all about respecting difference, and self worth.