Being Agatha – Pignataro, Anna

<p>Being Agatha</p>

Title

Being Agatha

Author

Pignataro, Anna

Illustrator

Pignataro, Anna

Publisher

Five Mile Press

Published Date

2015

Annotation

In this simple picture book allegory about being different, Agatha enters kindergarten where all resemble various animals. Agatha resembles both bear and pig as these are part of her family traits. Miss Tibble, their teacher, tells the children that like a snowflake, everyone is special in their own way. Then she asks each child to tell her how they might be special. Agatha hides away as she cannot think how she might be special. One child suggests, ‘You are the best at being Agatha. No one else is a better Agatha than you!’

Key Concepts

Cross cultural relations, Respect, Tolerance

Audience

Early childhood

AC Links/EYLF

English, EYLF Outcome 1, EYLF Outcome 2, EYLF Outcome 3, EYLF Outcome 4, EYLF Outcome 5, ACELA1426, ACELT1575, ACELT1783, ACELA1443, ACELA1453, ACELT1582, ACELT1584, ACELA1460, ACELA1462, ACELT1587, ACELT1589, ACELT1591, ACELT1593