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Book Title: The Boy Who Grew Flowers|
The author of the book: Jen Wojtowicz
Edition: Barefoot Books
Date of issue: October 1st 2005
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 559 KB
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Reader ratings: 5.3
ISBN 13: 9781841486864
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Think about the title of this book, The Boy Who Grew Flowers. This book is about a boy who is different than other children. How do you think he is different? (children might respond that maybe he liked to grow flowers in his garden) Well actually this boy grew flowers all over his body at certain times! How crazy would that be! What do you think his classmates thought of that and how would you react? Do you think he felt proud or embarrassed of his ability? What could help him feel better about himself? Maybe he will meet someone that will see his ability as something beautiful.
My opening moves were making predications based on the title by having them think about what it might mean, hypothesizing how the boy might deal with his ability and then inviting the children to think about how they might feel if they were to sprout flowers all over their body.
I chose this book because although it is impossible for a boy to grow flowers all over his body, the book's message is still about acceptance. Because this boy and his new friend were different, many people ignored them. I want to make sure my students know that while differences are sometimes scary, they do not make someone a bad person. Differences should be seen as things that make us unique individuals. Rink and Angelina were kind to one another and everyone around them. Being kind and accepting of everyone is important.
School Library Journal
( February 01, 2006; 9781841486864 )
Gr 1-3-Everyone in Rink Bowagon's family is a little different. His uncle trains rattlesnakes and his siblings and cousins are all shape-shifters. The boy has a special quirkiness all his own. On nights when there is a full moon, he sprouts beautiful, perfect, fragrant flowers from his body. At school, he is quiet and shy, and the other children keep their distance from him. One day, Angelina joins his class and all of the students vie for her attention. She has her own gift and recognizes what a special boy Rink really is. Together, their story is one that celebrates individuality and self-acceptance. The illustrations are done in acrylics on board and the way the texture of the wood shows through gives the lovely paintings a folksy quality. The luminous scenes and soulful relationship between Rink and Angelina make this story a joy to read.-Genevieve Gallagher, Murray Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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