Issun Boshi


Concentration & Memory
Creativity & Imagination
Language & Communication

Reading is good for language development. It increases and enriches the vocabulary, making it easier for the child to put his own thoughts into words. Reading can also contribute to social development. A child can put himself in the shoes of different characters and learns that one can think differently about a situation or event than the other. Reading also improves the child's ability to concentrate and can stimulate the imagination.

ssun Boshi may be as small as a thumb, but his bravery is immeasurable! With a soup bowl for his boat and a needle for his sword, he goes out into the wide world. When he tries to win the heart of a princess, a monster puts him to the test. Issun Boshi behaves so bravely that he defeats the monster and the princess falls head over heels for him. In just three colours, the duo Icinori illustrate a truly breathtaking landscape that gives a brand new twist to the age-old internationally renowned fairy tale, Tom Thumb.

  • Author: Icinori
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Size: 21cm x 33cm
  • Age: 6-8 years

Children who are read to have a familiar feeling with books, so there is a good chance that they will later become enthusiastic readers themselves. They will be able to read independently more quickly. They will also be less bored at school, they are more eager to learn, they have a broader general knowledge and they develop better.

Interactive reading; You can involve your child extra in the story by asking questions, for example. Afterwards you can talk about the story and about your child's experiences in order to create an imagination with the living world. Reading together before going to sleep ensures peace and regularity. Try to act out the story in the book with the whole family. Thus, the child will fully comply with the event. With the help of re-enacting you can give attention to the story concept.

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