Wow! this is a truly amazing book - the illustrations are fantastic. I've used this as stimulus for Year 6 Sentence innovation work and the chidlren absolutely loved the illustrations and the work they produced was absolutely amazing - even my lower ability children!! This book is incredibly versitile and is a superb resource for any teacher.
I bought this to read with my class as part of our English lessons. The pictures are beautiful and there is so much to read in them, and the story itself is heartbreaking. My children loved it, and were moved by the ending. A wonderful book that deserves to be mentioned with the boy in the stripped pyjamas.
I used this as part of the literacy and history curriculum, and the children loved this. It is written from a German girl's perspective of WWII. The kids were curious and moved by Rose, the children in the camps, Rose's fate etc. Subtle but immensely powerful.