Those hot-headed dragons on the island tumbled and rumbled and ROARED. But not little Norman. He liked making, not breaking. Can he make the others change? A tale of courage and conviction. Make Not Break, thatas the motto of a small blue dragon called Norman. But Norman lives on Dragon Island where all the other dragons want to break things. They like to bash and bruise and break and burn. What can one small dragon do to make his island a more peaceful place to live, a place where making is better than breaking? It takes courage to follow your own path. It takes courage to be true to yourself when everyone around you behaves differently, behaves badly, behaves violently. Dragon Island is a simple picture book that speaks directly to young readers about saying no to violence. All the dragons on Dragon Island are fierce, fiery and ferocious. Except for Norman. And Norman tries desperately to change the others, finally realising that sometimes, others wonat change their ways, and the only thing to do is walk away. Children are surrounded by violence. It comes through the TV screen, through the car window and sadly for some, it comes into the playground and through the front door of their home. How do they understand this in their terms, how do they develop tools for recognising it, for speaking out, and for walking away? Dragon Island is a simple story that builds a landscape for those tools. At one level it is a child centred picture book about courage. At another it is a flag the young reader can wave if they too live on Dragon Island. This book has been written on two levels a one as an entertaining story for children, but on a deeper level the author sees it as a tool to use in situations of domestic violence, with the message that we can try to change the behaviour around us, but if we canat then the best thing to do is to walk away.This book has been written on two levels a one as an entertaining story for children, but on a deeper level the author sees it as a tool to use in situations of domestic violence, with the message that we can try to change the behaviour ...
|Publisher||:||Scholastic New Zealand - 2014-08-01|