The Best Gift

By Sue Murray
Illustrated by Minky Stapleton

For ages 5+
This is a touching story about loss, love and what families can do to support each other.

Children will relish the colourful illustrations that offer a window into Samoan family culture, as Timi, his mother (and their cheeky cat!) prepare a surprise party for Timi’s grandmother over the course of a week.

You can use this book to discuss:

  • The days of the week and weekly routines
  • Losing an older family member, like a grandparent
  • How grief affects us
  • Why love is the best gift

Linked activity idea

Paint a birthday banner for someone in your family!

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For ages 5+
This is a touching story about loss, love and what families can do to support each other.

Children will relish the colourful illustrations that offer a window into Samoan family culture, as Timi, his mother (and their cheeky cat!) prepare a surprise party for Timi’s grandmother over the course of a week.

You can use this book to discuss:

  • The days of the week and weekly routines
  • Losing an older family member, like a grandparent
  • How grief affects us
  • Why love is the best gift

Linked activity idea

Paint a birthday banner for someone in your family!

$15.00

SKU PLPB010 Categories ,
ISBN-13 978-1-922648-24-2

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Why picture books?

Picture books cover a diverse range of topics, expose children to words and language they might not hear normally in conversation, and teach children how reading works (left to right, top to bottom). While picture books might be too hard for early readers to read by themselves at first, the books are not too hard to understand. Reading picture books with your child will inspire them to learn to read on their own, and experience the pleasure of reading.

These picture books were designed to accompany the LanguageLift program. However, children will also enjoy the books separately as they learn about the elements of a good story.

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