We’re Hungry Too by Sylvia Green a book with a message. It is for younger readers but I enjoyed reading it and will be sharing with my children as part of our home education journey. I have made the decision that we are not going to limit our reading missing out on the magic of books for younger children particularly as they are so often beautifully illustrated and have moral messages to share.
The story is about a little girl who is staying with her Auntie. Food is relevant both the meals and treats provided as part of her sleepover but also in other ways as they spend the day together.
The main characters are Ellie and Auntie Miranda. The book is also filled with animals who really do bring the book to life especially as they speak particularly about their rumbly tummies.
We’re hungry too shows how we don’t always see the full picture in any given situation. It encourages us to be more aware of what is actually going on by observing and communicating. That’s a particularly powerful life lesson right there.
We’re hungry too
Hunger is a big issue and a disturbing one. This book introduces the topic in a accessible way which will not upset young readers. That is great in itself but the book also gives resources so that your family can get involved in the battle against hunger via a variety of good causes listed in the book.
Sylvia said: “I included the organisations at the end of the book as they are all caring organisations which tie in with my motivation for writing the book. That is, caring for all of creation not just the obvious or more appealing creatures. Also I wanted to show that you don’t have to be an adult to help animals or people – there is a lot that children can do and the websites featured give good ideas and advice.
Sylvia Green is the author of a popular series of Christmas animal stories including The Best Christmas Present Ever (Second edition 2014), The Christmas Wish (2004) and The Christmas Pony (2001), all published by Scholasttic. She lives in Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey with her family and two cats.