Kaylee’s Adventures provides an opportunity to explore communities, issues, common fears, and the discussion section invites children to respond with enthusiasm and understanding.
Children need to see themselves as well as other people, cultures, communities, and issues in the books that their parents, teachers, or older siblings read to them. They need to see how characters in books handle the same fears, interests, and concerns that they experience (Barton & Booth, 1990). Children use real life situations to help them understand books, and books help children understand real life situations. By connecting to the characters, their situations, or the settings in which the stories took place are learning to think and act like good readers.