Perspective is a funny thing. Really.


Imagine you are a dog or a flea or a mouse.  A cat looks really different, especially if you’re worried about getting eaten.

I took this one to a third grade class I visit, because I know they have a unit later in the year on perspective.   Lucky for me, though, they are also talking about perspective now, and it fit perfectly in with a lesson on how different characters might see the same situation.  Reading this book is an easy way to get that across, although I think most younger kids would love it just for the art.  The bees seem kind of pointillist.  The birds fly high above.  Does a skunk see in black and white?  That mouse is kind of freaked out, isn’t it?  There’s a lot to talk about.

They All Saw A Cat, Brendan Wenzel

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