Book Review: Toto Chan - The Little Girl at the Window

In school, White Uniform was synonymous with sports. Come every sat each of us would come attired in immaculate white and the day would kick off with a  round of "exercises".

Pic courtesy Wiki!
Come to think of it thou - playing any "Sport" will involve certain amount of getting your hands dirty(literally!). So err - aint white the most illogical choice of color simply cause it gets dirty easily! Wouldn't Khaki or maybe a uniform made of "jeans" be a more appropriate choice? Makes sense rt

This let me acknowledge is no brainwave of mine - this was a principle adopted by a school in Japan somewhere as early as 1940s. The children in the school were encouraged to come in NOT-Sunday-bests to school cause the principal believed that the last thing a child should worry about is getting their clothes dirty as they go about the business of learning - playing! This is jus one small snippet in the book "Toto Chan - The Little Girl at the Window" - A book compiled by a student passed out from this school.

It makes a v interesting read - A book I v firmly believe should be read by every teacher, every parent...

PS:  if I hapen to read a book this year based on jus your reco and I happen to LOVE it - then u entitled for gift of some kind from yours truly! This one was again a reco by sabs- N she definitely got gifted for this :). So go on recommend a book that you think I will enjoy 

13 comments:

  1. That sounds very, very interesting. Goes on my list right away.

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  2. So do I get a gift for each book that I recommend and you read? ;)

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    1. ofcourse as lonng as I hear it first from u n I love the book :-D

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  3. My nephews gave it to me to read when they were small! I loved it.

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    1. n to think I dint hear of it until off late :-/

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  4. Will check it out soon! Looks interesting!

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  5. ahem ahem, where is my gift I got you to read a book dint I? one you were skeptical about? ;-)

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    1. Hmm i should chang ethe fine print :-D

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