Thinking about Picture Books Book 1 Cover

Thinking about Picture Books Book 1

A guide to thoughtful discussion

Take another look at some old favourites with the Thinking about Picture Books series. Its plans and activities stimulate discussion on philosophical concepts in well-known and well-loved picture books. This guide to thoughtful discussion is suitable for students of all ages, right up to senior secondary school level. It comes with ready-to-copy handouts, teacher notes, a checklist of essential thinking skills and evaluation forms.

Ages: 6-9 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0245 | ISBN: 9781877390371

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Anne-Maree McDougall

Anne-Maree McDougall, a New Zealand-trained and registered teacher and an active member of the New Zealand Philosophy for Children Association, has a passion for thinking with students of all ages. She has worked with teachers, parents and students in New Zealand, Australia and England, and will continue to do so from her home on New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula.


Using this Resource5
Practical Considerations5
The Role of the Teacher5
Assessment and Evaluation6
Think Tank7
Great Questions to Ask8
The Second Princess
(Hiawyn Oram and Tony Ross)9
The Three Robbers
(Tomi Ungerer)15
Leon and Bob
(Simon James)20
Annie and Moon
(Miriam Smith and Lesley Moyes)25
Where the Wild Things Are
(Maurice Sendak)29
Nanny Fox
(George Adams)34
The Knight Who Was Afraid
of the Dark
(Barbara Shook Hazzan)39
Possum Magic
(Mem Fox and Julie Vivas)44
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
(Eric Carle)49
Essential Skills53
Checklist for Essential Skills
Individual/Think Tank
Teacher Evaluation56