Play and joy and fighting and forgiving

draw the lineI love a good wordless picture book – so many possible uses!  Whether you’re working with language learners or young writers or kids who are learning how stories work, they are so amazing for starting conversations and thinking through how things work.  And if they’re blessed with amazing art, that is awesome, too.

Draw the Line gives us a lot to work with.  Two boys drawing lines, a little imagination, some struggle, and suddenly they’ve created a canyon between them.  Will they be able to bridge this divide?  Yes, of course.  They’ll also give you an opportunity to talk about what happens when you fight, how you make up and move forward, and how much fun it is to play with new friends.  Also, you can use it as an excuse to revisit Harold and the Purple Crayon or the Journey series by Aaron Becker.

Draw the Line by Kathryn Otoshi

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One thought on “Play and joy and fighting and forgiving

  1. Chris Knox says:

    Sounds good! Thanks!


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