I first came across Weslandia while working on a children's literature project for my teaching credential. This book has so many layers and covers so many subjects that it was practically begging to be my choice for the basis of a literature unit I had to create as a final project. Of course I agreed. Being a picture book you wouldn't think it would be appropriate for older students, but because of the theme of civilization and culture, it would be great for a student learning about the ancient world. I've also read to my three-year-old, who although doesn't get every nuance, enjoyed the book very much.
This is a great summertime book that could inspire some creative and innovative projects. I must admit that it has been a while since I've read this book , but I think it's time for a revisiting. I might even dig up that theme unit and put it back into use.