13th May '19
This is a great book, with lots going on on every page, so there is plenty to discuss as the story goes on. As a family, we loved the use of animals and children, my kids love animals and could relate to the children in the book. We especially loved how the animals and children represent or present each of the differences the book discusses. The use of comparing animals and children to highlight how we can be different is a novel approach and one my children enjoyed and appreciated.
We loved the focus on embracing and accepting others and their differences, a great positive message for children and adults alike. It gave us the opportunity to discuss issues like inclusivity and acceptance as a family, and allowed us to talk about all the ways in which others can be different and why that is a positive thing. We loved the fun, vibrant and cute illustrations and the usage of colour which helped keep the children's interest throughout.
The book was great because of it's simplicity, it used a fun, simple rhyming scheme which was engaging. The book did not contain a lot of text and had just enough words to convey the message of the book. The book also came with a smartphone audio book which was free to download and access, this made the book a more immersive experience for the children and gave them a different way to listen, opening them up to new formats to consume the information and grab their attention.
All in all, it's a fantastic and fun book which is a celebration of difference and the things that make each person unique and special!