Benjamin’s Blue Feet
I can’t imagine not knowing what I look like, but for animals, this is normal. Benjamin is a Blue-Footed Booby who lives on the Galapagos Islands. Every day, Benjamin finds something new on the beach to add to his collection, things that have washed up from the ocean. Benjamin has funny names for the things he finds- kind of like the pelican named Scuttle on “The Little Mermaid.” One day, Benjamin finds what we would call a mirror, but he calls it a “twink-um-doodle.” Benjamin stares at himself in the mirror and notices different things about his body, and he compares them to other animals on the island, like the Warbler, Penguin, and Iguana. He thinks they are wrong because they are different from the other animals until he finds himself in a situation where Benjamin has to use his body parts the way they are for him, or he won’t succeed.
I have never thought of how my body looks compared to other people, but it sounds sad when that happens. I am glad that Benjamin realized that they are all different animals and need to use their body parts differently to survive. I liked this book for the story and the pictures, and I think that any kid will enjoy it.
|Page Count||32 pages|
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