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Summary: This rhythmic poem with pictures of children, encourages each of us to look in the mirror and celebrate who we are and the joy of friendship. This is a collection of simply presented thoughts about self-esteem, acceptance, and diversity.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10
Interest Level: 4 to 9
Age of Child: Started reading with child 3½ years old.
Young Reader Reaction: S/He loved the rhyming and talking to the children staring at her from the page.
Adult Reader Reaction: What a great book! It engenders its message in simple phrases with comparative language that young readers can comprehend. The language offers kids a positive, new way to look at the world
Pros: Parents will enjoy the book as much for its fun as for its message. The illustrations are bright and engaging; and the poem is just what you want to introduce acceptance and the beauty of diversity … without being onerous or dour.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a book that has a great message for kids and a nice 'refresher' for adults, too.