Monday, September 18, 2023





    I chose a picture book of "Wolf and seven baby goats" from Grimm Fairy Tales for the first graders at the Storytelling Class. As a matter of fact, I had a little hesitation about choosing this book, because one of the pictures is a scene of the mother goat cutting the wolf's belly which looks cruel. There is another one of baby goats yelling with delight when they see the wolf who had stones stuffed into his stomach sinking into a pond and never coming up, which is also cruel. When I was a small child, I didn't feel any sympathy for the wolf, though. Anyhow, I read the book to see their reaction.

     When I finished the reading and asked the kids how it was. One of the boys said " I felt sorry for the wolf." and that was what I expected. Then I told them "A stranger might come to your house while your mom is out, but you never follow the person's word. Got it?"