Choose Peace: And To Think That We Thought That We’d Never Be Friends

Wednesday, November 8, 2006.

And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be FriendsAuthor: Mary Ann Hoberman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes (on JOMB)
Published: 2003 Dragonfly Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0440417767

Zesty, Seussian rhyme and illustrations hurl us to a crescendo of hardcore harmony. This book’s message is simple: Peace is a choice.

This episode is dedicated to Paul, his stepbrother Dan Johnson (Journey Inside My Mind Podcast), and their families in celebration of Paul returning home from the Navy. Coincidentally, Dan sent an audio comment about Ben’s Trumpet for this show as well.

For a great list of Peace promoting childrens books click here.


Comment by Katie L.

April 22, 2007 @ 7:49 pm

Listening to this podcast, I get the sense that this book’s simplicity is what actually makes it such a wonderful choice to use in discussing peace and conflict resolution in my classroom. As a third grade teacher, working with my children on how to think about the choices that they make and how to “choose peace” rather than engage in fights is an extremely important element in my daily instruction. I especially liked how Andrea and Mark highlight how the book demonstrates how peace can be a choice in every situation. Although the siblings’ fights in the book are trivial, Mark points out that these conflicts are metaphors for more serious world conflicts. I think that pairing this type of text with a non-fiction text on the current situation in Iraq would be a great way to engage my students in critically discussing the elements of world conflict resolution and peace negotiations. I also love how Andrea discusses the book’s vibrant cadence and “Dr. Suessian” elements and I know that my students will enjoy this upbeat rhythm while I will enjoy the space that the book leaves for discussion.

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