In this celebration of diversity, a young girl sees the beauty in everyone’s similarities and differences as she encounters people from all walks of life. April is excited about visiting Grammie, but she has a whole week before she can go. The week goes by quickly, however, as April runs errands with her mother. On each of these trips, April encounters someone who is different—someone who is either older, speaks another language, uses sign language, or reads braille. As April learns about their differences she also notices the things she shares with each of them. Full-color acrylics highlight people and a few objects against black-and-white backgrounds and landscapes, inviting the reader to look closely for both similarities and differences in each scene. April’s exploration of a world of difference is sure to inspire every reader to appreciate the distinctive qualities in themselves and everyone around them.
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Lori Mitchell has worked as a freelance designer, illustrator, and teacher ever since graduating with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Lori has spent a lot of time traveling and learning about different cultures and people. She now lives in San Diego with her husband, Dean, and their daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Genre: Realistic FictionAge: Primary / Intermediate Media: Watercolor This story is told from the point of view of a little girl anticipating a visit to her grandmother on Friday. Everyday she waits and even when she actually meets her grandmother, she sees many different things, different people around her, but all of them are just like her of like the things she would do too.
This is a book about a young girl noticing the differences and similarities between everyone she sees and herself. These differences are what make people special.
Focusing on the commonality of differences, rather than on differences themselves, is in line with what I teach my own kids, and fosters the notion of unity among people, regardless of appearances, behaviors or beliefs. Lori Mitchell's simple story and enchanting illustrations (realism meets folksy cartoons)serves as a necessary discussion-opener for all families. Every family should have a copy of this story for their young children.
When my daughter's classmates starting enquiring about 'her mommy's' skin disorder, this children's book came to my rescue. How often do you find a book that glorifies the remarkable things we have in common and praises the differences that make us unique. Every parent should own a copy of this book!