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It's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness Hardcover – Picture Book, Aug. 28 2019
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Literary Titan Gold Award-Winning Book
Every Child is Unique! Whether they are big or small, short or tall, like to swim, dance, sing or bike. Perhaps they have a special need or are from a different ethnic background. Maybe they wear glasses or talk differently. The truth is that all children are different and their individuality should be celebrated, not shunned. And this inspiring and brightly illustrated rhyming picture book does just that.
By highlighting the ways kids are different from one another it helps children to accept themselves and others as the beautifully unique individuals that they are. It's OK to be Different encourages kids to be kind and befriend those who are different from themselves, showing young children that they don't have to look alike or enjoy doing the same activities to be kind to one another.
Readers will come away with the message: "You should always to kind to those who are different from you. Because to them, YOU are different too."
As more children read this book and learn this concept, we can impact the world in a positive way while at the same time teach early literacy. This non-fiction book closes with a short survey for children about kindness and is a terrific way to start a conversation about diversity.
It's OK to be Different is a kid's book that belongs in children's book libraries alongside other popular children's books because of it's uniquely powerful message about kindness and diversity.
Themes represented in this book include diversity, kindness, and anti-bullying.
So, if you are looking for a good children's book for kids 2-4 or 3-5 or even 6-8 this colourful picture book is a great choice. Making it a perfect gift book for both boys and girls preschool through grade 3.
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"It's OK to Be Different, celebrates children who have the courage to be themselves, and to accept others as they are. Young readers with an eye for exceptional artwork and clever wordplay will enjoy it over and over again." ★★★★★
"Parents seeking read-alouds that educate kids about diversity and acceptance will find It's OK to be Different the perfect lesson of choice." Midwest Book Reviews
"It's OK to be Different has a great message and one that is especially important in a modern world that is connected globally like never before. The book is easy and fun to read. It has delightful illustrations to capture the eyes and minds of its audience." ★★★★★ Gold Award Winning Book. Literary Titan
"A wonderfully colourful junior picture book that teaches children that life is full of beautifully different people. I love the continuous rhyming as it teaches early literacy." Vicki Bruce, Lionart Publishing
About the Author
- Publisher : Dunhill Clare Publishing; Illustrated edition (Aug. 28 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 30 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0973410442
- ISBN-13 : 978-0973410440
- Item weight : 284 g
- Dimensions : 21.59 x 0.64 x 21.59 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's OK to be Different reminds us that we are each unique in our own special way. Whether it's the way we look, act or sound to the different interests we may have.
I would highly recommend this book !
Love the illustrations as much as the message
By Samantha A on September 12, 2020
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 28, 2020
+ + It does a good job in simplifying the message; using simple logic with preferences in colours and food and then building to include skin colour and physical handicaps.
- I felt that the book was too short and could have done with more examples, specifically more skin tones and cultural identities, so that we could talk about those more using the book. Even just a single page with different faces and cultural identities would lead to a lot of positive chat!
- Children this age understand and relate to some emotions. This book has none.
- - The art work is not good and he was not at all engaged with what he was seeing. For a young children's book, I feel that was the biggest demerit. He is simply not interested in reading the book again voluntarily.
- Since when is a broken leg in a cast 'diversity'? I found that example to be completely off the mark. Colour, handicaps, cultural backgrounds are aspects of identity and self-identity. Considering the lack of other examples in this book, I was a bit annoyed.
In short, I do not recommend unless you are really stretching for materials and spending some cash now seems like a good idea until you can find something better. 2 stars for being a small springboard into a difficult subject.