Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Storytime with Ryan

Remember Episode 1? Episode 2 has been a long time coming, I know. It's a little time-consuming to do sub-titles! Anyhow, it's finally here: Storytime with Ryan - Episode 2: "The Story of Big Al".

Have you read the story of "Big Al"? The book is by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Yoshi. It's a touching tale of a nice, kind-hearted fish who just can't seem to make any friends because he doesn't look so nice. He tries everything to make himself look more approachable, including disguising himself and blending in with the surroundings, to no avail. Until one day, Big Al gets to save the day and all the fishes see his true nature!

Ryan's kindergarten teacher read the book to him on the first day of school and he was so enchanted by it that he chose to retell it to me for our bedtime story session that night.

If you can get your hands on the book, do! The story is so relevant and the illustrations are beautiful! The fishes (save for Big Al) are vibrantly coloured and Big Al's expressions are just perfect. It's a wonderful story of how true friendship is not based on looks but on how devoted you are to one another.

And here's the video of Ryan - enjoy!


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