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Made by Raffi

By (author) Craig Pomranz
Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain
Genres: Picture books
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Published: 5th Feb 2015
Dimensions: w 217mm h 275mm d 1mm
Weight: 205g
Interest age: From 6 to 9 years
ISBN-10: 1847805965
ISBN-13: 9781847805966
Barcode No: 9781847805966
Synopsis
Raffi is a shy boy who doesn' t like noisy games and is often teased at school. But when he gets the idea of making a scarf for his dad' s birthday he is full of enthusiasm, even though the other children think it is girly to knit. Then the day draws near for the school pageant, and there is one big problem - no costume for the prince. And that' s when Raffi has his most brilliant idea of all - to make a prince' s cape. On the day of the pageant, Raffi' s cape is the star of the show.

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"Raffi feels different from his classmates. He likes bright colors, he's smaller than everyone else, and he doesn't enjoy loud games. On an especially noisy day at recess, he sees his teacher knitting and is intrigued. She teaches him the basics and immediately he's hooked. Raffi is teased a little at first, but with the support of his parents and a lot of hard work, he wows his classmates with his talents by knitting an amazing purple cape for the prince in their class play. Many want a "Made by Raffi" original for themselves, and Raffi is excited to imagine his future as a fashion designer."
* BookRiot * "It's an excellent story, perceptive and thoughtful, about being confident with yourself, about not being swayed by others and doing what you think is right and handling opposition; family love is shown as vital too. It's good to be different!" * Parents in Touch * "Looks special, very special indeed!" * Rhino Reads * "Vibrant, affectionate and inclusive, this is a book which celebrates difference and shows that being creative is cool. A positive story to share with a group of children, it doesn't labour the message that everyone should be valued, whatever their talents." * Reading Zone * "A theme that has been tackled before of course, but Raffi wears its message lightly without resort to mawkishness or sentimentality. A delightful book to share with a KS1/younger KS2 class which should provoke interesting discussion." * English Association * "This picturebook should find a place on school library shelves. It provides useful material for individuals or small group discussions on diversity, as it celebrates diversity." -- Jane Loder * The School Librarian * "This book is for every child who has ever felt different." * Juno * "looks special, very special indeed!"

"It's an excellent story, perceptive and thoughtful, about being confident with yourself, about not being swayed by others and doing what you think is right and handling opposition; family love is shown as vital too. It's good to be different!"

"Vibrant, affectionate and inclusive, this is a book which celebrates difference and shows that being creative is cool. A positive story to share with a group of children, it doesn't labour the message that everyone should be valued, whatever their talents."

"This book is for every child who has ever felt different."

"This picturebook should find a place on school library shelves. It provides useful material for individuals or small group discussions on diversity, as it celebrates diversity."

Shortlisted for Little Rebel's Children's Book Award

"A theme that has been tackled before of course, but Raffi wears its message lightly without resort to mawkishness or sentimentality. A delightful book to share with a KS1/younger KS2 class which should provoke interesting discussion."

"It is a funny colorful book with a serious message and will interest those who care about promoting diversity and embracing our differences, as well as all children seeking to fit in." - BroadwayWorld.com "It's an excellent story, perceptive and thoughtful, about being confident with yourself, about not being swayed by others and doing what you think is right and handling opposition; family love is shown as vital too. It's good to be different!" "This book is for every child who has ever felt different." Shortlisted for Little Rebel's Children's Book Award