ROUND THE WORLD WITH A PAIR OF SHOES, BY ZOI FRAGKOU /EIRINI'S TSACHOURIDI REVIEW
THE ROAD OF HUMANITY IS THE ONLY WORTH TO WALK
REVIEW BY IRENE TSACHOURIDI
FOR ZOI'S FRAGKOU BOOK
'ROUND THE WORLD WITH A PAIR OF SHOES'
'Ο ΓΥΡΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ ΜΕ ΕΝΑ ΖΕΥΓΑΡΙ ΠΑΠΟΥΤΣΙΑ'
ROUND THE WORLD WITH A PAIR OF SHOES
This the book I was gifted to review for the event
READ YOUR WORLD!
A deeply touching story written by Zoi Fragou ( in Greek) and illustrated by Emmanuela Kakavia , Ocelotos editions! 2015
This is an original version of a modern world round with heroes from different countries, such as Popi from Greece, Melit from Syria, Charlie from Australia and Kim from China.
The writer, through the adventure of these little friends, seeks and succeeds in teaching us the value of solidarity and offering to our fellow man, which is a great demand of our time.
It gives us a reason to think about who we are, where we go, what we live in, and why the path of humanity is the only one worth walking. The virtues of this new work by Mrs. Fragou refer not only to its content but also to its form, since the narrative is accompanied by a rich and impressive illustration, capable of enraging not only the children to which it is principally addressed, but and older people.
The 'World Tour with a Couple of Shoes' is a story, with strong messages of humanity and solidarity. It teaches us that every human being can be in a difficult position at all times and that although we all are different at the same time, we are all the same because we have common laws of bidding love. Finally can a pair of shoes turn around the world? It can also teach us that only the path of humanity can and is worth walking! Beautiful, true, lustrous text gives rise to constructive discussions!
It is not a classic fairytale, with dragons and princesses, but certainly true, authentic real, that through its experiential presentation fulfills the true demand of a good book, which is reflection, thought, discussion and experience!
HOW THE BOOK IS PRESENTED..
After a warm discussion with the author of the book, according to her, the main purpose of a book presentation is to cultivate the empathy to the children specially, the constructive reflection through the reading, playing, drawing and painting book's icons , making fantasy stories , let the children enter to a new wonderful world !! It's a great also pleasant opportunity for children to learn geography!
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LOVING THE GOOD LITERATURE BOOKS IS ONE GREAT WAY TO REACH THIS TARGET!
GOOD LITERATURE BOOKS PROVIDE STRONG FREQUENCIES , LEARN TO CHILDREN AND TEENS HOW TO FACE ISSUES LIKE BULLING AT SCHOOL AND NOT ONLY THIS , BUT ALSO HOW TO STRENGTH THEIR CHARACTER AND THEIR MIND AND MOST IMPORTANT , TEACH THEM , HOW TO THINK AND RECOGNISE THEIR FEELINGS AND SENTIMENTS ACCEPT THEM AND CONTROLL THEM. LONGTERM THE READERS BECOME TO GREAT THINKING PEOPLE, WHICH IS THE MOST POWERFULL TOOL FOR A HUMAN EXISTENCE!
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