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It’s OK to be Different

Award-Winning Children’s Book: “It’s OK to be Different”

Every child is truly unique, each with their own qualities, whether big or small, short or tall. They might love to swim, dance, sing, or bike. Some may have special needs, or disabilities, or come from diverse ethnic backgrounds. A few may wear glasses, speak differently, or need a wheelchair to move around. The reality is that every child is wonderfully different, and this exceptional, award-winning, and beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book wholeheartedly celebrates their individuality.

This book serves as a beacon, shedding light on the myriad ways in which children differ from each other. It guides young readers to embrace both themselves and others for the unique individuals they are. “It’s OK to be Different” encourages children to be kind and make friends with those who may be dissimilar, emphasizing that kindness transcends appearances and shared interests.

The book conveys a crucial message: “You should always be kind to those who are different from you because to them, YOU are different too.”

As more children read this book and grasp this concept, we can create a positive impact on the world while fostering early literacy. This non-fiction book concludes with a brief survey for children about kindness, making it an excellent tool to initiate age-appropriate conversations about diversity.

“It’s OK to be Different” is a must-have in children’s book collections, standing alongside beloved classics like “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown. It entices readers with its simple rhymes, intricate illustrations, and its powerful message about kindness and diversity.

The themes explored in this book encompass diversity, kindness, anti-bullying, racism, disabilities, and special needs. If you seek a diverse children’s book that can ignite vital discussions at an early age, your search is over.

Whether you’re in search of a children’s book for ages 2-4, 3-5, or even children aged 6-8 with special needs, this vibrant rhyming picture book is an ideal choice. Be prepared for it to quickly become a cherished favorite, one they’ll want to revisit time and time again.

One parent’s review attests, “Amazing. This really helped my child become more confident. I am truly pleased with how this book improved her self-perception.” “It’s OK to be Different” centers on teaching children that the things that set them apart are precisely what make them unique. We are all human, but our differences are what make us, well, ourselves.

This book is a perfect gift for both boys and girls, from preschool to grade 3. It empowers parents and educators to initiate age-appropriate conversations about race, special needs, and the various ways adults and children differ.

Please note that the paperback and Kindle editions were updated in July 2020, and the hardcover edition in August 2020. These updates include a dedicated dedication page and a few revised illustrations.

Additionally, this title is available in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, German, and Hindi.

Other works by this author include: “The Wonder of Thunder” and “Kids Say and Do the Darndest Things,” a parenting journal designed to capture all the amusing, silly, funny, serious, and heartwarming moments your child experiences. “Kids Say and Do the Darndest Things” is an interactive parenting journal with playful speech bubbles, engaging questions to ask your child, and ample space to record those unforgettable moments. To discover more titles by this author, simply click on their name at the top of this page.

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Book Details

Author Name: Sharon Purtill
Published Date: 19-09-2019