“Charlie” is a story about living in harmony. Charlie realizes one day that he can’t understand what the other birds are saying. He finds this very odd since; after all, they are all birds. When he questions this, he is told that their differences, what they look like, where they live and the songs they sing, make them who they are and that it has always been so. This seems strange to Charlie, because their differences just seem to keep them apart, and being apart sometimes means being lonely, afraid or misunderstood. Charlie thinks of a creative way to bring everyone together.
Children often find themselves left out of the group and are unable to understand why. Differences in language, skin color, clothing or where they live can make them feel isolated. Often people focus on differences instead of similarities. Finding ways to share what they have in common can be a challenge. But, let’s face it, sharing even a small thing like a song is much preferred to going it alone. You can never have too many friends. You just have to make an effort to discover the magic of living in harmony.
This See Say Create™ book combines literature and art activities to help develop a whole minded creative approach to learning. Read the story, learn new vocabulary from the supplied list of definitions and have fun creating. The two art projects were developed especially for “Charlie” by Artlingz, Inc.™, an online creativity warehouse of fun and educational art activities for everyone.
Look for more See Say Create™ books by Lori VanKirk Schue that combine stories and art.