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A beautiful unusual little tale
on 23 May 2016
A beautiful unusual little tale. The value of Frederick's observations is apparent when his poetry is revealed to the others during their darkest times. I love that through this book, children will begin to understand how nourishing the mind and making emotional connections through art/music/poetry is just as important to happiness as having food to eat and somewhere to stay. We realise this need gradually as we grow up, and start to identify which examples of these are moving and meaningful to each of us, so I wouldn't expect small children to fully grasp the concept, but it will show them that there is more to life's pleasures than having physical requirements met.