The children in
this book are all very different and they love
Some have braces, others have curly hair or freckles, and many
from different ethnic backgrounds. The message? That differences are a
celebration! And the
like flaps, curly hair, a mirror--add to the fun.
Interest Level: PreS-Gr.
Level: age 4-8 As
you can see, the two
dominant themes of self-esteem and valuing diversity are woven
throughout the text and the illustrations. In the first spread
below, that mirror she is holding up
actually has a mylar sheet inside that enables children to see
themselves and answer the question posed in the text: "What is it you
like best about YOU?" The
spread shows happy children of different enthnicities eating foods from
their respective cultures. The text reads "Our different lunches hit
the spot--a burrito, sushi, or curry that's hot."