My Two Blankets – Kobald, Irena

<p>My Two Blankets</p>

Title

My Two Blankets

Author

Kobald, Irena

Illustrator

Blackwood, Freya

Publisher

Little Hare

Published Date

2014

Annotation

Kobald, an Austrian-Australian author, creates young Cartwheel’s story as a new refugee arriving in Australia. Cartwheel ‘wraps herself’ in a metaphorical blanket of comforting memories as she gradually learns new words and cultural traditions through her Australian friend. Through this friendship, she ‘weaves’ herself a ‘new blanket’ as the two cultures and their ‘colours’ mingle in this moving picture book.

Key Concepts

Cross cultural relations, Cultural traditions, Friendship, Language, Refugees, Resilience, Social life

Audience

Primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, EYLF Outcome 1, EYLF Outcome 2, EYLF Outcome 3, EYLF Outcome 4, EYLF Outcome 5, ACELA1475, ACELT1594, ACELT1596, ACELT1599, ACHASSK063, ACHASSK064, ACHASSK065, ACHASSK067, ACHASSK068, ACHASSK069, ACELA1487, ACELA1498, ACELT1602, ACELT1603, ACELT1605, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137