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Beegu

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The absolute cutest story- discussed in a lecture about how the illustrations represent the feelings of Beegu. Along with The Doll's House by Rumer Godden, this child's picture book demonstrates the aristotelian concept of "catharsis" as well as any other work of drama/fiction I've encountered, and shows exactly how powerful children's literature can be. I looked through some books I had packed away to go up to the attic today, they’re all coming back to the book shelves, this one is lovely! Deacon’s simple text and soft illustrations cleverly convey a child’s feelings of uncertainty and confusion when faced with new surroundings. The illustrations beautifully demonstrate the different emotions Beegu feels throughout the story, with his ears moving up and down just like a puppy dog when they’re happy or sad.

Beegu tells the tale of an adorable little three-eyed alien who unexpectedly finds herself alone on Earth after her spacecraft crash-lands, leaving her stranded. It has scope to be studied in drama too for children to consider her emotions and develop empathy towards her. The story is a great one to use with all ages, with the lesson behind it being to accept everyone for who they are. The beautifully simplistic illustrations convey a lot of emotion, and children and adults alike will be able to interpret when Beegu is happy and sad. But at last, on a school playground, Beegu discovers a group of fantastic companions who are happy to let her join their games .An important book which could be used for so many different ages and abilities especially as mentioned bellow with SEN and EAL children.

Finally she finds some children on the playground that welcome her, suggesting that children are much more open- minded as they have fewer misconceptions.With this message behind it, I feel it can be read to any children whether they are four or eleven, there can be clear discussions after and during the story in terms of their comprehension of it and what the important factors were.

This book is charming and an excellent read for KS1 children, particularly Foundation stage and for classrooms with UAL and SEN children. Beegu's spirits are sinking lower than ever just as the mother ship arrives, in this simple, bittersweet picture book that shows us our world through the three eyes of an innocent outsider with the help of stylish art and a wry, understated text.It can lead to discussions about confusion, loneliness, abandonment, getting lost and the way people treat each other. Feeling bewildered and alone as she awaits a rescue signal from her mother Beegu sets off to find friends with the strange creatures she comes across. This book points out the difference between rigid, judgmental adults and welcoming children from an outsider’s perspective.

I love it when Beegu finds some friends, the puppies and snuggles up happily with them, and the scene with the children.The Story centres around an Alien coming to Earth and finding it difficult to find a place to fit in; with everywhere he goes, he is turned away and rejected.

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