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Jennifer Hess # 001301434 Children’s Literature – C970 Task 1 A. Alma the Unicorn is a wonderfully bright children’s book. It follows the story of a young unicorn and her friends who are part of a volley ball team, playing for the championship. As Alma’s team prepares for the game they begin to doubt themselves as the other team is all the same, a pack a wolf that move like a machine. Alma reminds each one of her team members how their difference makes them great. She reminds Lilly a giraffe that her height and her speed “will give the attackers all the attention they need” (Apler,2020) and she tells Baboo the panda that she passes the ball perfectly every time. Alma continues on with each member of her team giving them encouragement and reminding them just how special their differences make each of them. With that encouragement Alma’s team works together to win the championship, reminding readers that is we “appreciate each other for how we’re unique and we will find the victory we ultimately seek” (Alper,2020). B1a. Diversity is all around us, we find it in our classrooms, our workplaces, even our neighborhoods. Diversity can be a difficult topic to discuss let alone teach, but Mike Alper’s book Alma the Unicorn introduced the topic to children in a fun and caring way. Through Alma’s volley ball team Alma helps children see that their differences can be their greatest strengths. Within Alper’s book we see Alma and her friends up against a team that seems unbeatable to them. Alma encourages and reminds her friends just how special they are. Alma helps her friends see that their each unique difference is what makes them so special to the team’s success. Through Alper’s story Alper helps children to celebrate their differences. Alper helps children see that regardless of what makes them different they are all important in their own special way. As long as they appreciate each other’s uniqueness and they all work together their differences will glow and there is no telling how far they will go (Alper,2020). B2a. The selected book Alma the Unicorn follows a literary theme of acceptance and cooperation. Through out the story we can see the characters working together and learning to celebrate their differences. The plot of a big championship game to win helps to show how the characters work together to accomplish the win. While Alma’s team is intimidated at first by the other team as they are all alike and move as a “well-oiled machine” (Alper,2020). Alma boosts up her team by pointing out all their differences and the advantage it gives them. The entire story encompasses the importance of cooperation and acceptance of ourselves and one another. B3a. Illustrations and artwork are important to a story. Pictures help to grab a reader’s attention. Beginning readers use pictures to help decipher what they are reading. Readers in general use pictures to help understand the story. For children pictures help them to
understand the world around them and identify items . Illustrations, pictures help an author get

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