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Thursday 17 May 2012

Year 4 Literacy Class Review: I Saw Nothing

I Saw Nothing by Gary Crew, illustrated by Mark Wilson, published by Lothian Books in 2003

I Saw Nothing is about Rosie, who lived in Tasmania when the last thylacine died. She sees it trapped in a dirty cage at the Hobart Zoo. When Rosie hears about its death, she gets really sad and starts to wish she’d done something when she saw it trapped.

This is a picture book for 7-13 year olds. It’s based on true facts, and isn’t the happiest book on earth. The illustrations help set the mood and show you how things look from Rosie’s point of view. My favourite part is the end, because after you think about it for a couple of minutes, you start to understand how Rosie felt. I liked it because it told me a lot about how Rosie felt and how it was during her life.

- by Sophie, age 9