The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Strangers can be scary — a big question mark. Who are they? Where did they come from? Will they hurt me? Should I be afraid of them? These are some of the questions that might cross our minds when we meet a stranger. How would you treat a stranger?

The Picture Book of the Week is The Suitcase, written and illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros.

About the Book:

The Suitcase begins with the arrival of a strange, tired animal whose only possession is a suitcase. The local animals are curious about what he has in his suitcase. They question him. He answers them, but they don’t quite believe him. They take matters into their own hands. When they realize that the stranger was telling the truth, from an unexpected point-of-view, their suspicions fade and they see the stranger in a different light.

Writing Exercise:

The writing challenge for the week is to right about a time you met a stranger. How did you see them at first? Did your impression change? Why? What happened to change how you saw the stranger.

Happy Writing!

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