“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Picture Book About Disasters for the Youngest Set

By Alvaro F. Villa

With families losing everything to major disasters around the globe, we are all struggling with how to talk to our children about them.  There are great books for older children, but what about our youngest set?  Flood is a wonderful new resource.  It is a wordless picture book beautifully depicting the progression from calm to storm to flood to rebuilding of a family’s home.  It shows the family leaving their home during the storm and flood and returning to a home torn apart.  The most important part is that they are together in the picture after the storm and that they are able to rebuild.  The final picture shows their home rebuilt and happy again.  It is a lovely book and will speak volumes to young children.

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