The first book in the book blitz series was more professional. caregiver focused. This post is more inline with the singable books shared on Music Sparks.
“Draw Me a Star” is a book that is both loved and banned.
It can be viewed as a story or as a retelling of the creation story. (Challenge number one for some.) The big issue seems to be the impressionistic images of an unclothed woman and man. For these reasons, I would personally reserve this book for home use or with children ages 4 and older when discussing creation in a religion class. (Personally, I don’t find the images offensive or graphic, just something I don’t expect in a children’s picture book.)
Why share such a controversial children’s book in this book blitz?
- Whether you share the book or not, it is possible to sing the drawing instructions and the translated rhyme shared by Carle’s grandmother to “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”
- There are many who love sharing this book. Lifting up the opportunity to add music to the sharing is a bonus.
- I don’t always shy away from controversy.