Something From Nothing is about a creative innovative grandfather that is seemingly able to create and recreate "new items" from "nothing" for his beloved grandson. This occurs repeatedly throughout the story every time the boy grows a little and his mother comments that the clothing item is getting old and worn and should be thrown away. Children will also be delighted to discover another very interesting and inter-related story occurs alongside at the bottom of each page in a family of mice. A simple but heartwarming story that children love to listen over and over again.
|Author: 菲比·吉尔曼||Translated by: 宋珮|
|Publisher: 明天出版社||Pages: 27||Type: Hardcover 精装|
At first, I bought this book because the title felt relatable and wanted my son to appreciate his belongings more. Upon reading it, it made me think about the amount of things we throw/discard - especially when we throw things away so easily these days. I also really like the little storyline of the mice family at the bottom and how it ties in with the overall theme. Highly recommended!
You brought up a good point to reflect on, Jena, that we're discarding many things nowadays... It's too easy to just consume and purchase, then throw away when it no longer serves a purpose for us. The mice storyline is so sweet right!! Love how they used the scraps to beautify their own home. Snippets of their family life are so heartwarming too.
We loved reading this book for the moral behind it, namely, allowing nothing to go to waste. But more than that we loved the resilience of the characters and especially how the young boy treasured what he had. The little mice family on the bottom of every page added such a special touch.
We loved it so much, our daughter took this book to school for Chinese emphasis week!
Dear Amy, thank you for taking the time to share about this book! So awesome that your daughter has a special connection with this story. Great lessons within this title!