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Immi’s Gift and Global Connectedness

September 5, 2010

Immi’s Gift
written and illustrated by Karen Littlewood
Peachtree Publishers, 2010
picture book

Immi’s Gift is stunningly profound yet simple. With her fishing pole, Immi finds new treasures each day in her ice hole — from a wooden bird to a red flower.  She decorates her igloo using the colorful objects brought to her by the sea.

When the ice melts and she must leave, Immi drops her own wooden bear into the ice hole.

Then, a world away, a young boy on a sandy shore notices something on the beach.

“It’s a beautiful small, white bear.
He picks it up and holds it.

Then he hangs it around his neck
where once he wore
a little wooden bird.”

Immi’s Gift is a beautiful look at the interconnectedness of our world and the similarities of children everywhere.

Book Play: Where do you live? What objects can you find in your backyard? Imagine where those objects have been. Make up stories about each object’s journey.

WIN Immi’s Gift! E-mail your name and address to deborah.mock@parenthood.com with “Immi’s Gift” in the subject line. We will randomly select one lucky winner to receive a copy of the book. Deadline for entry is midnight MST on October 5, 2010.

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