Child of Galaxies
Blake Nuto and Charlotte Ager
Flying Eye Books
Here’s a beautifully illustrated, rhyming book that encourages young children to explore some of the BIG questions of life. Why are we here? What is my place in the universe?
What is love? What does friendship mean? Where do I turn when things are going badly?
What are the most important things in the world?
It should help foster an attitude of being open to life’s adventures; to enjoy being in the moment,
to face the future boldly with a positive attitude; and to know that every experience offers a learning opportunity even though at the time it may not seem so. Resilience is key when times are tough and you feel overwhelmed.
As a classroom teacher, I always considered philosophy for children to be an important aspect of my work. This book offers a wealth of ideas for discussion with EYFS and KS1 children either in school or at home.
Charlotte Ager’s striking illustrations really do draw out the gamut of emotions in Blake Nuto’s poetic narrative while simultaneously helping to give a sense of universality to the whole thing.
My copy arrived at a time when most of us are struggling to remain positive; it felt as though the book had been created with foresight of what was to come.