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Kiwicorn is a ridiculously cute and funny story about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and writing, help children to understand their emotions and to open a light-hearted dialogue about diversity.
The Kiwicorn story can help parents and teachers to convey the important message that we're all different from each other, and being different is awesome!
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Miss Five is a Kat Merewether fan through and through. She loves Kuwi and all the other magical characters in the books, and now that she is learning to read she is not always dependent on other people to read to her. When I saw this new title, I told her about it, but explained that I would be asking the twins to review it with me. They are a couple of years younger, and bent on being individuals so that people don't lump them together. Miss Five asked if she could just look at it before I took it away. It has a sturdy board cover so I thought that would not do any harm.
Well, so much for my plans! Miss Five is fully into unicorns and once she had looked at the first page she had bonded with the book. She assured me that she is strong, sassy and smart just like Kiwicorn. Her brother had helped her to read the words on that page, and that was it. There was no way the twins were going to review it first. She was determined!
So we read on together, and as we turned each page, Miss Five became more and more excited. "Just like me!" she kept saying. "Kiwicorn is just like me!" And yes, she was right. Miss Five is stroppy. She has her own ideas and has wonderful powers of concentration for a small child. She knows what she wants, and she will go hard to get it. Although she loved all the artwork, her favourite picture was the one depicting Kiwicorn standing on one leg on top of his empty shell, looking incredibly proud of himself. (Or herself - neither Miss Five nor I could work out whether Kiwicorn was a boy or a girl, but agreed that it didn't really matter.)
So much for the book being too young for a five-year-old. By the time I left to go home, it had been read at least seven times. By the fifth time through, just when the rest of us had all had at least one turn reading to her and were starting to wonder when she would tire of it, Miss Five had learned all the words and was happily reading it aloud to herself. She had also discovered the mirror at the back of the book and each time she reached it she said "Just like me!" as she admired herself.
And the twins? Suffice to say that Miss Five has generously agreed that they can read it too when we next see them. I am sure that they will enjoy it just as much and will see themselves in the "weird" little Kiwicorn. I can't wait to read it to them. Or maybe I will get Miss Five to read it to them instead. I am sure she would love to do that.
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