Friday, June 28, 2013

Mossy (Jan Brett)

Cover Art for Mossy

Mossy is truly a beautiful book. It is a story about a turtle that has moss and flowers growing on it's shell (does that really happen?). She is caught by a biologist and taken to a museum so everyone can see her. However, Mossy is sad and soon the people who care start to realize this. In the end they discover a win-win resolution.

I love how when children read books they soak up all the information in the pictures without saying a thing. I found myself doing that with this book. It would be an interesting book to read prior to visiting the zoo and having a discussion about zoos keeping animals, especially if you accompanied this book with one about the wonderful things that zoos do for animals.

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