On this day I really should be writing something about Carrie Fisher or Richard Adams, but my feelings are a bit raw at present. Instead I’m continuing on with my normal scheduled article and will revisit both of them at some later stage. It was not a good day to wake up.
brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be due to the books both containing words such as ‘and’ or ‘the’, although having said that it’d be really awesome to now find two books totally missing both of those words.
The books I chose last week were The Little Refugee by Anh Do and Into the Forest by Anthony Browne. Stay tuned to find out if I’ve actually got a link.
The Little Refugee by Anh and Suzanne Do is the story of Do’s move from Vietnam to Australia and how he felt and coped. It’s aimed at young children to help them understand his story.
Into the Forest by Anthony Browne is a post modern version of Little Red Riding Hood. It has a lot of intertextuality.
Today’s link? The Little Refugee and Into the Forest are both picture books, one is a true story while the other is the reimagining of a much read fairy tale. I studied them both at uni this trimester and have learned the absolute reason why I’ve not wanted to review children’s picture books.
Next week will be incredibly challenging but I’ll do my best or worst. We’ve got The Wind’s Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guin and Arthur Daley’s Guide to Do it Right! Stay tuned to find out if I’ve actually got a link. I promise I’ll try to be entertaining.