Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are

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ISBN-13: 9780152060305
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Series: Reading Rainbow Book Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 29,708
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: AD490L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author


MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes,Time for Bed, and, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

LESLIE STAUB's is a children's book author and illustrator from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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"An essential book that acknowledges in the simplest of terms our common humanity."—Kirkus Reviews

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Whoever You Are 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Busymomof4 More than 1 year ago
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.
skc004 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Mem Fox conveys that children all around the world may appear different, but they all share some of the same qualities. She speaks about children sharing smiles, tears, feelings, and pain. There are many things that make us all different, but there are also many things that connect us in this great world.
SarahClick on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Summary:This book is about all the cultures around the world. It is meant to help children understand that just because we all may look different, we are still humans and have the same feelings. They cover the difference in skin color, classrooms, language, and cultures. They say that we all still love, hurt, cry, and laugh just the same even though we are somewhat different. Personal Reaction:I think this book is very cute and a good book for children to read. I think children question more than adults do about how differently we all look and why some people have accents and others don't. I know when I was younger I didn't understand why everyone had different hair. This book would be good to educate children on the differences.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Teach a lesson on different cultures.2. Help answer questions about racial differences.3. Teach a lesson on feelings (everyone has hurt feelings no matter their race).
lecowan on LibraryThing 10 months ago
In this multicultural book it talks about all the ways we are different from and the same as other people all over the world. The author describes a few basic things that we all have that are different from one another, but then starts describing a few basic things that we all have in common. The lesson from this book is that on the inside, where it counts, we are all the same.I liked this book because of the simple language in it and because of the illustrations. The illustrator did a wonderful job portraying all of the people and items represented in this story.I think I would use this book in my classroom by having my students interview each other in small groups. During these interviews I would have each student write a list of five things that their groups member have that are different from them and of what they have that are the same. After everyone has completed this activity, I would present this information on a class information chart for the children to refer to when needed. I think with having a reminder about how we are all the same, yet have a part that is unique helps us to better understand one another.
kristilunde on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Vibrant paintings. A loving story that shows us how we are all alike even though we many look different or come from different places.
anngugat on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Very uplifting book about how we are all ultimately the same wherever we live. I love how the beautiful illustrations expose children to cultures and people from all over the world.
WilliamBarnes on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is a book that is centered more for younger children but could be enjoyed by almost anyone as it is about acceptance of others no matter what our differences might be. this would be a good book to have in your library to help children understand that though we may all have differences between us we also have many things in common.
jamie_lanell on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book helps readers understand that we are all alike around the world, even though we all might look differently on the outside we are all the same on the inside. This would be a great book to use if an ELL comes into your class.
leila_library on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A wonderful book with a multi-cultural perspective.
alexkir on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book was telling us that no matter whoever you are all of the world some things will never change. Blood still comes to the surface when you get a scratch everyone still gets sad. We all have a smile and a laugh.I thought this book was a little simple. The pictures were really vivid and bright. This would be a good book for toddlers. I don't think this would be challenging enough for even kindergartners.I don't think I would read this to a class room I'm really not sure that it would hold any of the kids attention.
dahabdabbler on LibraryThing 10 months ago
At first, I thought the book was a bit silly, but the second read went better. I am not used to reading such simple picture books and forget so much also comes from the pictures, not just the words. I enjoyed the simple repetitions throughout the book; they added a nice rhythm once you read it a few times! The illustrations are bright and colorful and will attract any child¿s attention, but I thought the faces of the different people were too stylized. I thought that, even with the type of art the illustrator used, more accurate depictions could have been made. Basically, I thought the faces were too general and I¿m not sure whether that complements the message of the book. A great book to start the year off with ¿little ones¿! It provides an introduction to acceptance of all peoples.
luckybeans on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful introduction to the universality of being human. I read this in preschool, and the kids get it. We may look different, live in different places, speak different languages, and eat different foods, but we are all people. Blood and love and tears and happiness are the same whoever you are, wherever you are, all over the world. A very powerful lesson that is shown, not explained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very simple book, but one that resonates with my littlest (18 months) and my biggest (just about 8). In a time when we seem to be facing less and less tolerance, this story was a much-needed breath of fresh air in our house. Also, working to find the "man in the blue suit" and the different animals throughout the book entertains the baby as much as the story itself.
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bibliophilist More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.