Tom is a little boy who LOVES to explore. “The world is a beautiful place, Tom thought. When I grow up, I will be a great explorer.”
But one day, he hears the grown-ups talking about the monsters that live in the big wide world. Before long, they build a giant wall to keep the monsters out—forever. Tom is told NOT to go over the wall. “It’s dangerous out there,” his grandmother tells him. What could be so monstrous over the wall and who are these monsters?
Soon, Tom receives a message saying “Hello!” from the other side of the wall. Curious, he climbs over, and what do you think he finds?
Life becomes dreary when you are cut off from the wonders of the world and Tom realizes there is a need for change. A true story of friendship and community, The Wall shows the importance of communities coming together and inclusivity. A perfect book to show the value of opening your heart and mind.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||New Frontier Publishing|
|Imprint||New Frontier Publishing|
|Number of Pages||32|
“This simple story quietly reveals the insidious impact of xenophobic isolationism and offers a hopeful message . . . Timely, aspirational, affirming.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Jessie James
Jessie James hails from the bohemian seaside city of Brighton and Hove, England. Surrounded by inspiring creatives growing up, she quickly discovered a passion for literature, particularly the world of children's books.
Illustrator: Catalina Echeverri
Catalina Echeverri, originally from Bogota, Colombia, studied graphic design in Milan, Italy and completed an M.A. in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts. She speaks English, Spanish and Italian. She lives in London.
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Tom is a little boy who LOVES to explore. “The world is a beautiful place, Tom thought. When I grow up, I will be a great explorer.” But one day, he hears the grown-ups talking about the monsters that live in the big wide world. Before… View available downloads →