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Grade Level: P - 3

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I orginally wrote and illustrated People Are Like Lollipops when I was Ann Larris, an undergraduate at Cornell University. Published in 1971 by Holiday House at a time when people were just beginning to celebrate diversity, People Are Like Lollipops was read several times on the Captain Kangaroo Show (by the Captain himself!). With my blessing (I'm not an artist!), Electric Eggplant is thrilled to publish this reimagined edition complete with Brian Narelle's whimsical illustrations. Enjoy!

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There was once an old wise man who lived in the land of Salizar . . . 
The wise man discovered the key to getting along with other people, no matter how different they may seem. He's happy to tell you the secret!
Ages 3-7

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When Annie Fox's first book "People Are Like Lollipops" (Holiday House) was published, she wasn't old enough to legally sign the contract! By the time she turned 21, though, she decided that helping kids would be her life's work. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies then completing her Master's in Education, she began exploring ways to use technology to entertain kids while building their emotional intelligence skills.

In 1977, Annie and her husband David opened Marin Computer Center, the world's first public access microcomputer facility. Her work there led her to write her best selling book, "Armchair BASIC: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microcomputers and Programming in BASIC" (Osborn/McGraw-Hill). After a detour into the world of screen writing, Annie returned to computers as an award-winning writer/designer of children's CD-ROMs. (Putt-Putt; Madeline; Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown; and Mr. Potato Head Saves Veggie Valley are just a few of the titles on which she worked.)

At the dawn of the Internet age, Annie dreamed up the idea for The InSite (TheInSite.org), a place "for teens and young adults to turn their world around." She is the creator, co-designer, writer, and executive producer of that award-winning site. One of The InSite's most popular features is Hey Terra, a Cyberspace Dear Abby. Annie's first book for teens, "The Teen Survival Guide to Dating & Relating: Real World Advice About Guys, Girls, Growing Up And Getting Along" (2000, 2005 Free Spirit Publishing), is based on hundreds of emails to Terra and Annie's responses to them. "Teen Survival Guide" is now available as a free PDF download from TeenSurvivalGuide.com.

"Are You My Friend?" a Read-it-to-Me iBook was written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Eli Noyes and produced by Electric Eggplant. This digital story book for 4-8 year olds is the first of the Raymond and Sheila Series and is now available in print form on Amazon, and as Android apps for Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets. The second Raymond and Sheila story "Are We Lost?" will be available in print in 2013. See RaymondAndSheila.com for more info.

Annie's other books include: "Too Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You CRAZY," co-authored with Ruth Kirschner (Free Spirit Publishing) and the popular 3 book Middle School Confidential™ series (Free Spirit Publishing). Annie's Middle School Confidential apps (developed by Electric Eggplant) are available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets (see MiddleSchoolConfidential.com).

Through her conference appearances and public events for kids, tweens, teens, parents, and educators, Annie continues working toward her goal of empowering young people through increased emotional intelligence skills, social courage, and stress-reduction strategies. Her new book for parents and teachers, "Teaching Kids To Be Good People," is now available in print and for Kindle (see TeachingKidsToBeGoodPeople.com)

Visit Annie at her website, AnnieFox.com
Follow Annie on Twitter: @Annie_Fox
Follow Annie on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Annie.Fox.author

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FAMILY MATTERS WITH AMBER on January 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
With colorful illustrations "People Are Like Lollipops" teaches children diversity by using a comparison of people to lollipops. Children learn that we are all packaged differently and might not look like one another, but inside we are the same. This book is a much needed addition to school libraries, homes and communities. It helps to foster the beginning teaches of understanding, acceptance and love for all, no matter the color, size, ethnic background, etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yating on January 30, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I'm a volunteer storyteller in the library,
I'll tell the story during my shift .
Thanks for this lovely book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PaigieGirl on January 28, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is a delightful way to understand that we are all the same, no matter what shape or wrapper we come in. The lesson is a delicate way to teach empathy and tolerance for all cultures. Kayla, our 7 year old, says she likes the book very much. Her favorite part was when the Old Man of Salizar held the Lollipop with all the people on it. She liked the way the illustrator used lots of colors.
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