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Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
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Apr 02, 12

I know we've already read this story in class, but I was really intrigued by it when it came up on our list of "social issues." I really liked this book because of the symbolism of it all. Then I realized in this segment that this was, in fact, a children's book. So then it made me think about the story in a mind set of a child. At first, I wasn't sure if a young student would even grasp the concept of what was really occurring. I then realized that a child might be able to relate to this story than a more blunt story that deals with economical status issues. The different perspectives allow young students to hear and recognize the tones and look the "apes" had on their faces. This is what they could really identify to. The illustrations are so detailed and they're meant that way because this is what children look at when they hear a story. I thought it was a really cool way of seeing a familiar book in a completely different way. I feel like I don't give young students the credit of their comprehension to underlying messages in books.

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Lisa Hainline I agree, I think a child would surprise us with what they take away from this story. This is a new favorite of mine.

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