Telephone is a fun book based on the communication game of passing on a message but often finding that the message has changed by the time it has reached the last person at end of the line. A mother passes on the simple message, “Tell Peter: Fly home for dinner” yet this fun, silly story questions will Peter ever make it home? This book teaches children the importance of being an effective listener, communicator and collaborator by using humor, short text and detailed illustrations.
The pictures also represent a variety of birds and their own interests effecting the interpretation of their pass on messages. As well as the importance of effective communication, this story also teaches children about gossip and not relying on everything that you hear but finding out the truth from the real source.