Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Story of the Unlucky Teacher and Her Koalas by Nina Johnson
This is a cute story with a positive message.
It encourages children/students to "tap into their inner strength" and realize their potential despite even horrific limitations and the prejudice of the village.
In the story, the obstacle was an "impossible" one: participating in the village's 'Big Mountain Climbing Contest' why was this such a problem? Because the 'unlucky teacher's ' students are disadvantaged. They have no arms or legs. No one knows why. Villagers suspect that its because these koalas are malnourished or were born on the wrong side of town and were so violent they maimed each other and were best left alone.
If the unlucky koalas listened to all the gossip, they probably would have given up before they started. But with the support and encouragement of the 'unlucky teacher' read how the impossible becomes possible, obstacles are surmounted and dreams are reached.
Recommended for both teachers of special needs children and all children in general.
*I received a free copy of this from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you!