A powerful book about one of life's fundamental lessons - equality.
WHAT DO PARENTS NEED TO KNOW?
This is a book about the importance of equality. It explores the topic of colour and race through a variety of beautiful illustrations. It is a great way to help children understand that while people can look physically different we are all human beings who think, feel and deserve happiness.
" people come in different colours. But no matter what they look like, people all eat when they’re hungry, shiver when they’re cold, and smile when they’re happy. "
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
This picture book presents the idea of race and colour in a way that children will understand. It presents the topic in a playful way but ultimately offers the message that humans are different and yet the same. The book shows children that regardless of colour we all feel pain, illness and happiness. It separates a person's physicality from their emotions in a really beautiful way. As the book is wordless it is accessible to children from all ethnicities. This is particularly poingiant given the inclusive tone and central message of the book.
WHAT DO WE SAY?
We think this book would be an excellent addition to any bookshelf. It is a unique way to introduce a young child to the idea of diversity. The lovely illustrations are fun and engaging as they present different colours and nationalities to the reader. This is a thought provoking book which could be the perfect foundation for a conversation about race, colour and equality.
WHAT DO KIDS SAY?
"it's actually true so I would give it a big big thumbs up" - Billy aged 6