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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    Great Summer Reading

    My daughter was required to read this before entering 1st grade this summer. It was a quick read and simple to understand. Although, I would've liked her to read a more challenging book, the level of understanding coincided with the theme for the school year- diversity.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

    Feelings are the same

    That is exactly what this book is saying. No matter what color you are or what your house looks like or your family setting is, feelings are the same. This is a very simple book made with the youngest readers in mind. The illustrations take readers around the world to all the continents just to say that no matter different we make look like on the outside on the inside we are the same. The author manages to make this very very abstract concept surprisingly concrete by actually using words like heart, pain, cry, joy, blood and love so that kids get the idea clearly.

    The reason I give the book a four is because the language used is very repetitive and some what sage like, which becomes quite boring for the adult who may be reading this to their kid. The reader is referred to as "little one" when friendlier words could suffice. It may say "There are little ones just like you all over the world" when using the word children or kids would make it feel more personal. Otherwise, I would still whole heartedly recommend this book for even youngest readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2007

    Well done Mem!

    What a great book that shows different cultures, places and people in a small childs version. A peace book in a way also. It teaches love and pain is the same no matter who you are or where you live or what you look like. I say every child and adult needs this book as a reminder of humanity. Big thumbs up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2002

    Wonderful and optimistic!

    My two-year-old demands that I read and reread this book over and over. She finds it very entertaining... I love that it teaches a beautiful message of unity. I also believe that Mem Fox's writing style encourages reading development in young children.

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