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Window by Jeannie Baker

Our new unit of work for English will be based on the picture book 'Window' by Jeannie Baker. At first this book looks very simple but... look again and you will find a book full of wonder and change. Change not always for the better!

A mother and baby look through a window at a view of wilderness and sky as far as the eye can see. With each page, the boy grows and the scene changes. At first, in a clear patch of forest, a single house appears. A few years pass and there is a village in the distance. By the time the boy is twenty, the village has developed into a city. The young man gets married, has a child of his own and moves to the country, where father and child look through the window of their new home at the undeveloped wilderness outside.


Here is the online version of the book:


LF: To analyse a picture book


Look at the book in detail, on each page see if you can find the changes from the page before. This will take some time to look really carefully.

After you have studied the book, go through each picture and write down what you can see (the facts) and questions about that page that you are curious about. Use the sheet below to help with this if you wish to.