Free Read [Romance Book] ✓ My Two Blankets - by Irena Kobald Freya Blackwood ↠

By Irena Kobald Freya Blackwood | Comments: ( 481 ) | Date: ( Nov 12, 2019 )

Cartwheel moves to a new country with her auntie, and everything is strange the animals, the plants even the wind An old blanket gives Cartwheel comfort when she s sad and a new blanket just might change her world.This multicultural story of friendship is about leaving home, moving to a foreign and strange place, and finding a new friend It s a story for all who have exCartwheel moves to a new country with her auntie, and everything is strange the animals, the plants even the wind An old blanket gives Cartwheel comfort when she s sad and a new blanket just might change her world.This multicultural story of friendship is about leaving home, moving to a foreign and strange place, and finding a new friend It s a story for all who have experienced change Irena Kobald s poetic text, paired with Kate Greenaway medalist Freya Blackwood s powerful paintings, renders an emotional and heart warming story about two children from diverse backgrounds coming together to become new friends.


  • Title: My Two Blankets
  • Author: Irena Kobald Freya Blackwood
  • ISBN: 9780544432284
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments My Two Blankets

  • Blair

    "My Two Blankets" is a beautifully crafted story that uses precisely chosen, evocative language with drawings that blend with the text in perfect harmony. Irena Kobald conveys messages of hope, friendship and acceptance through the eyes and actions of children. Her approach is devoid of saccharine sentimentality, a road she could have easily pursued. Instead, together with the artist, she delivers a heart-warming tale of how people can live together despite coming from the most diverse backgroun [...]


  • Edward Sullivan

    A beautifully written and illustrated story realistically depicting the feelings of loneliness and cultural displacement of a recently arrived refugee girl and her joy at making a new friendship despite language barriers.


  • NebraskaIcebergs

    My Two Blankets might be my favorite picture book of the year. In this heart-warming tale, Irena Kobald has taken the tried and true story of a new kid on the block and created a fresh and original multicultural story of Cartwheel who moves from Sudan to Australia. In addition, the combination of warm watercolors and oils provides an inviting atmosphere.An immigrant herself to Australia, author Irena Kobald is not a stranger to how lost and lonely one feels in a new land. In addition, being a te [...]


  • Jason

    Great story about learning a new language and a new culture. Lovely imagery, words and art.


  • Diana Garcia

    This book was about a girl who was forced to move because of the war. They came to America in search of safety. She didn't like it at first because she didn't know the language. Her home language was the blanket that provided comfort. Later, she meets a friend who helps build her vocabulary and teaches her new words, creating another blanket for her. As she learns new words, she soon finds comfort in knowing that she is safe even under a new blanket.This story showed me just how many people come [...]


  • Kate Conway

    This story is about a young girl named Cartwheel whom moves to a new land with her family. She has an extremely hard time making friends-- she dresses differently, looks differently, and there even is a language barrier that prohibits her from communicating; until one day. Though they may not speak the same language, a girl at the park waves, and Cartwheel waves back. They quickly become friends and the girl at the park begins to teach Cartwheel words through words and corresponding pictures. He [...]


  • The Library Lady

    A lovely book about a girl forced to leave her country because of war, learning to find a new place to belong. But the idea of the "blanket of words", though moving, is going to sail over the heads of most of the kids who use my library, and odds are, this book will sit quietly on my shelf. Meanwhile the two mediocre dinosaur themed picture books I also got today will be checked out repeatedly, unless some nanny allows her toddler charge to tear them to ribbons here at the library. Sad but true. [...]


  • Shannon

    Sweet story! There are some parts that don’t sit right with me, but I can’t yet articulate them.


  • Morgan Dunton

    Although the text is more simple, this story gives a great example to children on how they can help a refugee. This book could be used for an grade between 1st-5th for a read aloud. The easy flow of text allows students to pay more attention to the overall meaning of helping someone new and forming friendships.


  • Deborah

    A lovely story illustrating the refugee experience in a new Western country through a young girl's eyes.


  • Kristen

    I'm like 3 for 3 when it comes to reading picture books at work and getting overly emotional (or maybe just the right amount of emotional) about them.


  • Allison

    I loved how creative this story was! The idea of having two blankets, one representing Cartwheel's old memories, and the other being made from her new memories and words is such a unique way to display how refugees may feel when put in a new, unfamiliar place. This story showed how even small gestures, such as the one the little girl in the park gave to Cartwheel, can mean so much to a person, and help them be more comfortable in a place they may feel out of place. I think this book would be gre [...]


  • Mallory Hackett

    When Cartwheel moves to a new place, everything feels unfamiliar. She doesn't know any of the people and can't speak their language. In this heartwarming story, a girl in the park befriends Cartwheel and begins to teach her English. After lots of time and practice with her new friend, all of the English words that once felt uncomfortable to her begin to flow naturally. Cartwheel learns to love the new place she is in all because of her new friend. This book is great for anyone going through some [...]


  • Kirsten

    This book beautifully evokes culture shock and the experiences of immigrants and refugees. Great for kindergarten on up.


  • Iqrah

    "My Two Blankets" captures the reality of what many new immigrants face--the cold feeling of arriving somewhere where you experience nothing but loneliness. The story follows a young girl who flees her war-torn country, and arrives someplace new where she feels displaced and the only way she finds comfort is by embracing the blanket that she brought from her home. A language barrier contributes to the girl's feelings of loneliness until she one day finds a friend in a stranger who teaches her th [...]


  • Barbara

    War causes Cartwheel and her auntie to flee their country. But even though they are safe in their new home, she feels disoriented and lonely until another girl in the park reaches out to her. Over time, she learns the language and is able to read, surrounding herself with a word blanket that is every bit as comforting as the blanket. The watercolor and oil paint illustrations and the text perfectly depict her feelings of isolation and uncertainty in a new place with unfamiliar words and practice [...]


  • Danielle

    The metaphor of the old blanket for the life and language the main character is forced to flee is so smart and effective. And how, with a little help, she weaves a new blanket for her new life and language. Now she has both. "I wrapped myself in a blanket of my own words and sounds. I called it my old blanket. My old blanket was warm. It was soft. It covered me all over. It made me feel safe. Sometimes I didn't want to go out. I wanted to stay under my old blanket forever."


  • Ely

    I never thought I'd be studying and critically analysing picture books at Uni, but thank you professors! I think this is one of my favourites so far. The art is gorgeous, and the story is incredibly meaningful and just plain lovely.


  • Michele Knott

    Wonderful metaphor how it would feel moving to a new country. I think Kobald does a wonderful job explaining what it would be like moving to a new country that speaks a different language in a way that makes sense to young readers.


  • Autumn

    A great picture book about the immigrant experience. A little difficult to explain the metaphor of the blanket to an 8-year old though.


  • Mehsi

    Wat een prachtig, mooi, lief, fantastisch boek. Echt een aanrader.


  • Tiffany Ng

    This is a story of a child named Cartwheel who just recently came to America after there was a war that broke out in her own country. She talks about how everything in this new country is strange to her including the people, food, animals, and the language. All these new experiences made her feel like she is under cold waterfall washing away at her true self. The only thing that could protect her was this blanket she had when she was in her homeland. It kept her warm and safe. Later she would go [...]


  • Andrea Damic

    I have just read "My two blankets" to my 3 year old as this was part of the book of the month reading assignments in my daughter's child care. First, and I want to get this out of the way so I can actually write a review, I don't think this is a book a toddler could understand/comprehend and why would we even want them to, it is too early, in my opinion, to burden them with hard life stuff; whoever thought this is adequate for such young children should think again. Obviously my daughter lost he [...]


  • Na

    The author Irena Kobald tells a poetic story about the new kid on the block and her name is Cartwheel. The book uses a lot of metaphors and has subtle warm colors and oils to paint the story of a girl who feels alone in the new place she is in. It is realistic and convincing and goes through the deep emotions the character feels. The most interesting aspect of this story is that there is no context about where her family is from and where they are located now. We can only infer from their attire [...]


  • Zheling Zhang

    . The book is about a girl started her new life in a strange and new place. Due to the war, Cartweel moved to a place that is strange to her. She wrapped herself in her old blanket of her own words and sounds because that made her feel warm and safe. One day, a girl waved to her, and then they became good friends. The girl taught her new words, and Cartweel started to weave a new blanket that is bigger than her old blanket. She loved both her old blanket and the new one.I will use this book beca [...]


  • Mindy Lomen

    This book is the story of a Somali girl who has moved to a new country. She is unsure of all of the changes in her new country. She finds comfort at home under her familiar blanket, which is a metaphor for her home language. She goes to the park, and a new girl smiles and waves at her. The next day, the girl goes back to the park, looking for the new girl who smiled at her, but she wasn't there. She has to visit the park 3 times before she sees the new girl again. When the two meet, they swing t [...]


  • Katy Vance

    An excellent picture book in so many ways. It’s useful to spark conversations about poetic language, to discuss migration, and to look at relationships. I think there’s also an opportunity here for a variety of conversations about learner profile traits, as the main character applies several as she adapts to a new environment with the help of a kind new friend. This could be a struggle for some students, as it works with two extended metaphors, comparing not understanding a new language and [...]


  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS

    Familiar Experience: Being new in an unfamiliar place, moving, learning a new languageCulture: Sudanese immigrantCartwheel and her Auntie are forced to leave their home and move to a new country with a new language. Cartwheel knows nothing of the customs of the people or the language they speak. She is very sad and at night when she is home, she wraps herself in a blanket of her native words and sounds. Another girl her age is friendly towards Cartwheel and begins to teach her English words, whi [...]


  • Jennifer Burch

    This book is about a little girl who leaves her home to go live with her Aunt in NYC. She moves to a new home, new country with new people, surrounded my new smells and sights. She has trouble making friends and learning the language; she stays under blanket from home with the old smells and sights. One day she and her aunt go to the park where a little girls waves to them. They keep going back and one day they see her again. The two little girls become friends and play together. The new friend [...]


  • Kelsey

    Age: Preschool-KindergartenFamiliar Experience: Being new in an unfamiliar place, moving, learning a new languageCulture: Sudanese immigrantCartwheel and her Auntie are forced to leave their home due to war and move to a new country with a new language. Cartwheel knows nothing of the customs of the people or the language they speak. She is very sad and at night when she is home, she wraps herself in a blanket of her own words and sounds. Another girl her age is friendly towards Cartwheel and beg [...]


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