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It's Okay To Be Different Hardcover – September 1, 2001
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Parr is well known for his funky feel-good titles, including Things That Make You Feel Good/Things That Make You Feel Bad, Underwear Do's and Don'ts, and This Is My Hair. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter
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Top Customer Reviews
Most of the reviewers who dislike this book take it as a comment on ethics when I do not think that is really what it is meant to comment on. We all know that there are things that are right (telling the truth, being good peaceful neighbors, etc.) and things that are definitely wrong (lying, taking a weapon to school, child abuse, etc.) But this book is not about that. It is on a much, much simpler level. Since most children learn bigotry and prejudice by the age of THREE (!) it is imperative that we "bigot-proof" them very early in their lives, preferably before they begin school.Read more ›
A friend of mine took the book to read at her local children's hospital where it was a big hit with the patients who often feel very different. This is a must for any library, big or small.
I've talked many times in my children's classrooms about disabilities and adoption. I am a strong advocate for teaching children about diversity and that it is okay when someone else isn't "exactly like them". It is heart-warming and exciting to see the fabulous change in children after a positive discussion on the differences with kids. Children DO have the ability to "get it" if you talk to them in basic and simple terms that they can understand and relate to.
Whether you are 4 years + 36 or 4 years + 52 or 4 years + 2, this book has a message for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book along with The Family Book to reiterate to my 3 year old that people are different, and that's a good thing. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Ruthie Norry
Love the message and bright clear photos since I teach students with visual impairments.Published 29 days ago by Diana
Perfect for my 5 year old. This book gently lets kids know being different is ok.Published 1 month ago by SLW
My grand daughter loves this book and has already memorized it by the pics!Published 3 months ago by Tina
My kindergarteners loved this book. Great humor for this age group.Published 4 months ago by Angela Samsel
I read this every year to my new students, good book about how everyone is special.Published 4 months ago by Ash