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The Park Bench [PDF / EPUB] The Park Bench A beautifully illustrated tale following a day in the life of a Japanese park bench A beautifully illustrated tale following a day in the life of a Japanese park bench.


10 thoughts on “The Park Bench

  1. says:

    I love this It s a story about what happens in a day, from the perspective of a park bench Using subtle personification for the bench gives a very warm and touching feel to the story The different characters, of all ages, are drawn and described so beautifully, in an honest and realistic way The descriptive language using effortless metaphor, and alliteration for example, really complements the illustrations The use of both English and Japanese text is very interesting, and could be satisfy I love this It s a story about what happens in a day, from the perspective of a park bench Using subtle personification for the bench gives a very warm and touching feel to the story The different characters, of all ages, are drawn and described so beautifully, in an honest and realistic way The descriptive language using effortless metaphor, and alliteration for example, really complements the illustrations The use of both English and Japanese text is very interesting, and could be satisfying for children with EAL The story focuses on similarities between different cultures, because the story appears to be set in Japan, but could easily be a day which has passed in England It is important to challenge children s stereotypes about places which are far away, and which they know little about, and I think this is a gentle yet powerful way of doing so


  2. says:

    Its a conversation piece Wide audience Simple reader with eloquent, detailed artwork inviting description The idea of a day in the life of a park bench will be new for a young reader listener and there is so much the is interesting to chat about and its all about people.There is dramatic unity of time one day and place the bench sits under a shady tree in the middle of a lovely park and plot the same family enter at the beginning and leave at the end and the park worker, toget Its a conversation piece Wide audience Simple reader with eloquent, detailed artwork inviting description The idea of a day in the life of a park bench will be new for a young reader listener and there is so much the is interesting to chat about and its all about people.There is dramatic unity of time one day and place the bench sits under a shady tree in the middle of a lovely park and plot the same family enter at the beginning and leave at the end and the park worker, together with the bench he lovingly cares for, is a physical manifestation of the calm, considerate and inclusive spirit of the park


  3. says:

    There is a two page spread illustration of a park in the middle of the story I displayed it using a document camera one page at a time and told the students to spy all of the activities going on in the park while I counted to 15 on each page Then I closed the book and asked them to tell what they noticed one activity per child with no repeats allowed The kids enjoyed playing this memory game, and it broke up the rather quiet story line quite nicely We played I Spy with a few of the other il There is a two page spread illustration of a park in the middle of the story I displayed it using a document camera one page at a time and told the students to spy all of the activities going on in the park while I counted to 15 on each page Then I closed the book and asked them to tell what they noticed one activity per child with no repeats allowed The kids enjoyed playing this memory game, and it broke up the rather quiet story line quite nicely We played I Spy with a few of the other illustrations, too I really read this story so that the students could see Japanese writing, as the book has both English and Japanese text


  4. says:

    This is a little masterpiece and a meditation, perhaps, on Wabi Sabi In the space of one day, we are invited to observe all that happens to one well loved park bench As the day opens in a hazy mist, the park is revealed and the park keeper comes to pay special attention to the old bench whose day is just beginning Written poetically and translated by Ruth Kanagy , we watch as the first park attendee arrives, an elderly man who wishes to feed the birds and smell the flowers He finds that the This is a little masterpiece and a meditation, perhaps, on Wabi Sabi In the space of one day, we are invited to observe all that happens to one well loved park bench As the day opens in a hazy mist, the park is revealed and the park keeper comes to pay special attention to the old bench whose day is just beginning Written poetically and translated by Ruth Kanagy , we watch as the first park attendee arrives, an elderly man who wishes to feed the birds and smell the flowers He finds that the bench is placed in the perfect spot and rests until a mother arrives with her baby They play, he moves on and the mother is joined by a friend and her child And so the day goes The bench and the park have many visitors and sometimes Suzuki will pan the camera out and invite us to watch from above or swoop down for an intimate moment or two on the bench The whole thing is just perfectly orchestrated and I loved it The message here is bigger than a simple look and find activity, it is a deep and meaningful mediation on life


  5. says:

    This book follows the day in the life of a park bench in Japan The book is full of beautiful description and metaphors alongside detailed illustrations It would be a useful tool to support children with EAL as the text is written in bothJapanese and English This would also be a useful book to challenge children s stereotypes about different cultures, as although the book is set in Japan, lots of similarities can be drawn to the daily goings on in a park in the UK.


  6. says:

    I remember always reading this book when i was still in elementary through middle school it was my favorite booknow I m 20 years old in it s still my favorite now that I have it as my own, from ordering offI m as happy as that once kid was.


  7. says:

    Its atmosphere is nice and calm explaining the worker s day related to a park bench It can introduce the change of the day and relation to community However, it is a little long for beginning readers in Japanese.


  8. says:

    This book is good for pre school or kindergarten I got this book from the IUS Library.


  9. says:

    Told from the perspective of a park bench, the happenings of the park are described Engaging and introduced readers to Japanese setting Wonderful pictures.


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