If You Could Wear My Sneakers!

If You Could Wear My Sneakers!

by Sheree Fitch
     
 

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Sheree Fitch and Darcia Labrosse raise global awareness of the rights of children in this delightful collection of poems interpreting fifteen of the 54 articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. A quiz at the end of the book allows children, with the guidance of teachers or parents, to match the poem and illustration to the appropriate… See more details below

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Sheree Fitch and Darcia Labrosse raise global awareness of the rights of children in this delightful collection of poems interpreting fifteen of the 54 articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. A quiz at the end of the book allows children, with the guidance of teachers or parents, to match the poem and illustration to the appropriate Convention article.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This collection of humorous poems interprets 15 of the 54 articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The nonsense verses use the antics of a variety of animals to present the idea that all children have the right to an education; adequate food, shelter, and health care; safety; privacy; fair treatment; protection from war; freedom of speech; etc. Playful cartoons on single- and double-page spreads capture the whimsy of the poems. The underlying seriousness of the subject is not undermined by this lighthearted treatment; rather, the approach invites children to enjoy the fun and then think about the meaning. A section at the end matches each selection with the article it represents. Intended to raise awareness about the rights of all children throughout the world, this book would be particularly effective in classroom discussions about rights and responsibilities.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385255974
Publisher:
Doubleday Canada
Publication date:
02/10/1997
Pages:
32

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