Thursday, October 08, 2015

Book Review : Same

This book is currently being featured on the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance. Information about the author and more details about the book can be found here.

Same by Katrina Roe is a children's picture book with a great concept. My little granddaughter has just learnt the notion of things being the same so this will be a great book for her.

Same is story of Ivy whose Uncle Charlie is in a wheelchair. Ivy is afraid of him as he seems so different however Ivy discovers they do have something in common after all.

It is a moving read as you appreciate how difficult it must be for someone in a wheelchair to make relational connections with others, even in family settings where it should be easiest but may not be. It also makes you realize that finding common ground may not be as difficult as it first appears.

Jemima Trappel has done a great job with the illustrations. I especially liked Ivy's facial expressions and body language.

Overall a lovely book.

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