On the look out for new books?

Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 2.12.13 pmHave you seen Finding Winnie written by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall?

Did you know that this book, published in 2015, won the 2016 Caldecott medal?

Did you know that there was a real bear called Winnie and the Winnie the Pooh stories are based on the real bear?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions then I have a great new book you might be interested in reading and sharing with your class. Finding Winnie has three distinct parts. Firstly the story of the real bear called Winnie and then a second story about the creation of Winnie the Pooh. The last part of the text is a collection of old photos and  other artifacts that relate to both stories.

I think this is a real find! It might even make some interesting connections with History and the use of sources and the ‘reading’ of visual images like photos.