The Gift

By Michael Speechley

Book :
The Gift
Author/Illustrator :
Michael Speechley
Publisher :
Penguin Books
Suitable :
Year 2 - Year 5

Tucked within suburbia is a message about grief, healing and the power of kindness in this visually stunning book. Rosie knows someone lives in the abandoned house. She decides to give her neighbour a gift, something different, unusual and surprising. A gift that would make her mother proud. Within this story arc readers question if we make a difference in this world by a simple act of kindness? Particularly wonderful are Michael Speechley’s illustrations. This book is truly something unusual, something different and something surprising. A true gift to all of its readers.


Additional links to the Western Australian Curriculum

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum: Literature (in particular Responding to Literature), Language, Visual Arts, Geography, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability and Ethical Understanding.