This is a good book to have a discussion with my students.
We had a lot of good discussions in class.
Living in our rural area of the south its become painfully apparent my children are lacking opportunities to see people who are different than them. I like this book because it helps them see differences and realize that differences are good! Any book that lets my kids see people different from them and with different beliefs is good, especially when it helps them relate it to their life.I rated 3 instead of 5 as there were a couple things I feel it missed the mark on.There were some stereotypes about what races like to eat. I get the author was trying to introduce different ethnicities eating different things but it came off a little cringy. I also was disappointed to see only girls playing with dolls and boys playing blocks. The words were good but the pictures missed the mark. I also wish there had been some reference to different handicaps.All in all a good book to get the conversation started but you may need to supplement the lesson a bit
Cute message, had to be careful with one page
I loved the message that this book taught our students- we are all unique in our ways and we bring something special to this world. There was one page I had to be careful about because it could be thought of as stereotypical/offensive to some. With the Dr. Seuss books being pulled for similar content, I chose to skip that page when reading it to my class. I just wanted to be careful. Overall it was a great book with a great message.