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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Today is MY Day
by Anushka Ravishankar
Age Range: 6-8
Tala is completely fed up with people always telling her what to do. She feels that everyone orders her around: her parents, teachers, sisters and classmates. Most of the time she usually listens to them:
Today strange things can happen
You’d better stay away
Today’s the day to let me be
For TODAY IS MY DAY”,
This is a wonderful nonsense verse from Anushka Ravishankar that follows Tala’s day as she sets out to make the day her own in the most unusual way. The quirky illustrations by Piet Grobler portray Tala’s fiery independent spirit as she fights to make the day hers. The clever use of typography with its different size and shape of letters and words on the page, together with the three colours of black, red and white helps to enhance the verse.