Thursday, March 2, 2017
Kena the Good Hyena: Left Out by Gabriela Arellano and Gustavo Mazali
Kena's birthday is coming. The cub invites all his classmates to his party, except one: Bako. Kena's mom intervenes to have Bako invited as well.
At the end, Kena realizes that a single act of friendship can lead to a beautiful outcome.
This was a cute little book with a great message. As an elementary teacher, I am always trying to get the children to be kind and be friends with each other. This book was a great tool in helping them to understand a little better why excluding each other can hurt feelings. I read it to my class and they didn't see it as a "lesson" but instead just a fun time of classroom reading.
Thank you, Gabriela Arellano, for sending this book to me! I love having new books to read to my class!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.