Our class, Room 8 is reading Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French. One of the activities we did was that we had to choose a critical moment from the book and sculpt it using clay.
My group chose a scene of a dog being euthanised because the owners had to save their rations for themselves.
My group’s rationale for this scene is that we have to sometimes let go of the people or things we love to take care of ourselves first.
It was a critical moment in the story because Georg wanted a dog but they saw that there were some consequences of owning it. For example, with food rationed it is hard to have food and water for both animals and people.