Saturday, January 21, 2012
Night Noises by Mem Fox
Whenever I read a picture book about old people now I really appreciate the sentiment especially since my 83 father is now nearing the end of his grand adventure and Mum is hand in hand with Alzheimer's. This is truly a beautiful and dignified story about an old lady called Lily, nearly ninety, who is dreaming about her life and how it has slowly transformed. Yet as things change, some core values and those important things in life remain the same. Seemingly a simple story on the surface, as always with Mem Fox, there is a deeper message about the power of family and loyalty.
It is also a fabulous book for teaching onomatopoeia to students in an interesting way.