Book 4
Book 4

Book 4

The Flourish books aim to inculcate values, teach life skills, and impart social-emotional learning. Therefore, due focus has been given to making the content as inclusive as possible. Further, we’ve created an Inclusivity Index to map and gauge the inclusive nature of the books. The Inclusivity Index for Book 4 has been given below. For more details about the framework, click here.

Analysis of the Stories

Story NameMinority ReligionCharacters with DisabilityClass DiversityGender DiversityBreaking StereotypesValues Covered
Samira’s Awful LunchNoNoNANA★★★Understanding Nature and Relationship with Food, Reducing Waste
What Happened to The Shawl?YesNoNA★★★★★★Reusing, Recycling, Reducing Waste
The Grumpus RumpusNANANo★★★★★★★Self-awareness, Expressing Emotions
Let’s Make Some Lime JuiceNANoNA★★★★NATeamwork, Critical Thinking
Punctuality Is KeyYesNoNo★★★★★★Punctuality
Anaya’s ThumbNoNoNA★★★★★★★Developing Good Habits
Coco – The Movie (2019)YesNoYes★★★★★★★★Interpersonal Relationships, Perseverance
Angry AkkuNoNoYes★★★★★★★Self-awareness, Expressing Emotions
Miriam MakebaYesNoYes★★★★★★★Overcoming Challenges, Motivation, Inspiration, Leadership, Social Justice
Appu’s Giant EarthquakeNoNoNo★★★★★★Understanding the Environment, Practicing First-Aid, Overcoming Challenges
Teaching PaNoNoYes★★★★★★★Curiosity, Importance of Sharing, Teamwork

Minority Religion – Is a minority religion being represented in the story?
Characters with Disability – Are there any characters with a disability in the story?
Class Diversity – Do the characters in the story belong to diverse social classes?
Gender Diversity – Do the characters in the story represent diversity when it comes to gender?
Breaking Stereotypes – How much is the story trying to break away from a stereotype?
Values Covered – What are the Values covered in the story?

NA – Not Applicable

Analysis of the Exercises

The exercises in this book primarily focus on grammar such as learning tenses, prepositions, adjectives etc. with a focus on knowing the self, understanding emotions and exploring the world. The exercises manage to do this through individual and group activities, and fact snippets. The activities use a variety of methods that even extend beyond the classroom and the pages of the book, and focus on self-management and exploration. Some of the themes highlighted in the exercises are learning about animals, different religions, natural resources, self-management including nutrition, understanding and expressing emotions, interpersonal relationships and teamwork etc.

Overview of the Book

Out of the 11 stories of the book, 5 are written by females and 4 by males. In the stories, 4 protagonists are females, 6 are males, and the animals depicted are a mixture of both. None of the protagonists or supporting characters has a disability. Stories such as ‘Miriam Makeba’ shows fighting discrimination, ‘Teaching Pa’ as the father taking care of the household and cooking and the daughter teaching the father, and ‘Angry Akku’ in which the father is shown as a figure who urges his child to express their emotions actively break gender stereotypes. The book overall promotes peace and equality for males and females, regardless of their race, class, disability, religion, sexual preference, or ethnic background. According to the WHO Gender Responsive Assessment Scale, the book is gender-specific.