Source: The International Children's Digital Library
The International Children's Digital Library
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In this online book from the International Children's Digital Library, two groups of cats, the blonde cats and the black cats, live on different sides of the river. They agree that a black cat will lead all the cats half the year, and a blond cat the other half of the year, but fights still break out between the two groups. Suddenly a gray cat is born, he is wise, and all the cats like him. They decide to make him the leader all year long. The situation is calm for a while and then fights break out. The gray cat orders all cats to take off their ears and give them to him. When the cats are given back their ears, the black cats are given the blond cats' ears, and vice versa. Suddenly each group hears voices they never heard before, the voices of the other group. They needed to exchange ears to be able to hear each other.
Author—Khaled Jumm'a; Illustrator—Foutinie Dedwase. Also available to read in Arabic.
Celebrating Differences - Research Activity (Document)
Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same? No two people in the world are exactly the same. We each have characteristics that make us special and unique. It is important to celebrate and appreciate these differences. This book features characters who are particularly different from the other characters in the book. Notice how the characters cope with these differences and how they learn to appreciate, rather than deny, their differences.
See three supplemental assets for detailed teaching activities.
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