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I enjoyed the style of the images, which seemed to echo through colour the mood Beegu was in throughout the story e. Beegu finally finds some comfort when she curls up with several puppies in a box until a human tosses her out. Deacon’s simple text and soft illustrations cleverly convey a child’s feelings of uncertainty and confusion when faced with new surroundings. But the only friendly people she comes across are the children, while the big Earth creatures just don’t seem to understand.
She tries to comunicate and form friendships although she is often pushed away, due to her being misunderstood and different. I would be interested to know why Beegu was travelling alone in the first place, as she appears to be a child, and how she ended up crashing onto Earth. This is shown as Beegu is seen to play with human toys and even given a hula hoop to keep by the children which she befriends at a school. The book is geared for younger elementary students, but it is the illustrations that are extraordinary and make this book an excellent read.The finches do the same thing every day: they say good morning, they say good afternoon and good night.
An important book which could be used for so many different ages and abilities especially as mentioned bellow with SEN and EAL children. Then an adult from an animal shelter finds Beegu and it is obvious that, “Beegu wasn’t wanted there. The illustrations are brilliant and therefore useful to look at with children because they link clearly with the story and can express emotions to children. Beegu's spirits are sinking lower than ever just as the mother ship arrives, in this simple, bittersweet picture book that shows us our world through the three eyes of an innocent outsider with the help of stylish art and a wry, understated text. The cutest story book teaching children about acceptance as Beegu (the little alien character) becomes stranded on earth.I love how the children and puppies in this story are so welcoming to Beegu and it’s a big part of this story how the adults are not so welcoming. The pictures are very well done with the format changing page-to-page, some are a comic strip style, others have a small illustration and others take up the whole page.
The story unravels to reveal that although the adult humans weren’t very helpful or even nice to Beegu, the children on Earth were. There is an illustration of Beegu cuddled up in a warm cardboard box with some puppies which is simply gorgeous.Wandering once again, Beegu encounters a group of schoolchildren on the playground, who warmly welcome her into their midst - until the grownup in charge puts a stop to it. Furthermore, it suggests perceptions can be changed and if others can accept someone, we can do the same. But at last, on a school playground, Beegu discovers a group of fantastic companions who are happy to let her join their games . With this message behind it, I feel it can be read to any children whether they are four or eleven, there can be clear discussions after and during the story in terms of their comprehension of it and what the important factors were.
Having only a sentence or two on each page really draws the reader into the pictures which are a good talking point for how Beegu is feeling at different points in the book.
Beegu experiences different environments/places on earth and expresses different feelings throughout his stay on earth.