I Wonder . . . by Harriet Fishel

I Wonder . . .
Harriet Fishel
American Literary Press (2007)
ISBN 9781561679959
Reviewed by Conner (age 4) and Mom for Reader Views (3/08)

Sara wonders what the world we be like if there were no “5, 4, 3, 2, or even 1” or if the cows and other farm animals quit their jobs. Our hands wouldn’t be the same and stories would read differently. If the farm animals quit their jobs then we would have milk for cereal or eggs for breakfast.

“Do you think we could be without the number 5?”

“No, because six would make no sense.”

“Do you think we’d look alright with just one eye?”

“No, silly!”

“What would you do if the cows stopped making milk?”

“I’d have hot chocolate instead.”

Parent’s Comment:
“I Wonder. . .” has very amusing illustrations to get the author’s point across. It was a good exercise in thinking of other possibilities and to appreciate what we have. My son likes to know where things are, so discussing situations where things are changed helps him think of alternative ways of doing things.

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