Wide Big World – Clarke, Maxine Beneba

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Title

Wide Big World

Author

Clarke, Maxine Beneba

Illustrator

Knowles, Isobel

Publisher

Lothian/Hachette Australia

Published Date

2018

Annotation

Kindergarten children notice that they look different and have different cultures. They begin noticing many differences such as one is ‘hairy and tall’ and another is ‘cute, chubby and bald’. ‘Difference is everywhere’ in the world, including nature, they observe. Visible differences in cultures is the underlying theme, with both words and images conveying this idea clearly. The acceptance and appreciation of differences in this picture book offer opportunities for group discussion and interaction.

Key Concepts

Cultural traditions, Family, Respect, Social life, Tolerance

Audience

Early childhood, Lower primary

AC Links/EYLF

EYLF1, EYLF2, EYLF3, EYLF4, EYLF5, ACELT1575, ACELT1783, ACELT1580, ACELT1831, ACPPS001, ACPPS004, ACPPS006, ACELA1453, ACELT1582, ACELT1584, ACPPS0015, ACPPS0018 , ACPPS0019, ACPPS0024, ACELA1462, ACELT1587, ACELT1589, ACELT1591, ACELT1593, ACELT1594, ACELT1596, ACELT1599, ACPPS033, ACPPS036, ACPPS037, ACPPS040, ACPPS042