The Biggest Nose (Kathy Caple) pdf, epub, doc

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"The Biggest Nose" by Kathy Caple shows us how to be happy with ourselves. It relates this message in a comical way. The main idea is to represent how each individual has flaws, and that these flaws are what sets you apart from everyone else. Eleanor, the elephant, is self-conscious about her large nose after Betty the hippopotamus teases her about it. She goes home after school that day and does everything she can to be like "everybody else." After tying her nose in a knot and getting it stuck, Eleanor goes to school the next day to realize she is not the only one whose different; betty has a big mouth, Harold has big feet, and Lizard has the biggest tail. This is a book about accepting our diversities and accepting others. The genre of this text is a fictional, picture book.

Although this book shows a good message on self-confidence and bullying, I would not use this in my classroom. The reason for this is because in the end, Eleanor returns to school only to make fun of the characters that were making fun of her. This shows a problem, bullying, with no resolution. If I were to have this book in my classroom, I would read it to my students and allow them to create their own ending. Finding a way that Eleanor could gain self-confidence, and stand up to her peers without stooping to their level. Because this is a comical book, with illustrations that make you giggle it would be nice to have this in a Pre-K class for children to flip through and look at pictures.

I was unable to find much on Caple's cultural background but I have found that Kathy Caple wrote many books displaying the same message of acceptance. Another one of her popular writings "The Friendship Tree" explains a situation similar to Eleanor's with a better solution in the end. One thing Kathy Caple does great with during her story is capturing the attention of her readers through the illustrations. With very little detail, nothing but dots for the characters eyes and lines over them, she still seems to capture the emotions in the characters wonderfully. This allows for a creative, comical view on the text. This story can teach many things about diversity and individualism- my favorite being that every child is going to have a physical trait they are going to be self-conscious about. Whether it be because someone has made fun of the individual for it, or just because they don't like their physical appearance involving that trait. Either way, we are all made unique, and the things that set us apart from one another are the things we should embrace.

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