Item description for Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Book) by Mem Fox & Leslie Staub...
Overview Despite the differences between people around the world, there are things in common, such as pain, joy, and love.
Publishers Description "Little one, / whoever you are, / wherever you are, / there are little ones / just like you / all over the world." So begins the Australian author Mem Fox's joyful picture book "Whoever You Are," a celebration of the world's diverse cultures, both our similarities and differences. Leslie Straub's innovative, colorful, folk art-style oil paintings of children from all corners of the globe are bordered with photographs of hand-carved, bejeweled frames--and they all reflect Fox's message that no matter where we come from, within our hearts "Joys are the same, / and love is the same. / Pain is the same, / and blood is the same." A gem
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8" Height: 8" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Harcourt Brace
ISBN 0152060308 ISBN13 9780152060305
Availability 270 units. Availability accurate as of May 23, 2017 01:10.
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More About Mem Fox & Leslie Staub
Mem Fox is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies (Flinders University, South Australia), and also Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first publication, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book in Australia. It is thirty years old this year (2013) and is still available in hard-back. She has written many other internationally best-selling books for children including Time for Bed, Where Is The Green Sheep? and Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, a copy of which was Australia’s official gift to Prince George, the new royal baby. Mem has also written several non-fiction books for adults, including her renowned book for parents: Reading Magic. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages. She has received many civic honours and awards, and three honorary doctorates. She lives in Adelaide, South Australia, but leaps around a bit as an advocate for literacy and literature.
She lives in Adelaide, Australia.
Mem Fox currently resides in Adelaide. Mem Fox was born in 1946.
Mem Fox has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Book)?
Wonderful, Colorful, Great Message Jan 9, 2008
I love this book. It has beautifully colored illustrations to go along with a wonderful message that no matter how different we all are, we are all the same in many ways...we all smile, laugh, hurt, cry, and experience joy, love, and pain the same way.
A Good Book Oct 28, 2007
I actually like this. It's a good and colorful read for kids of all races and great for young readers.
Simple book about common humanity Oct 15, 2007
Understanding our common humanity is perhaps one of the most obvious yet most difficult things for people to perceive. Thus this book is a welcome message of our needs, wants, and emotions, all the while acknowledging that we do have differences that may obscure our ability to perceive these shared similarities. The simple, warm text is appropriate for young children.
Super for Preschoolers Jul 30, 2007
I use this book with our preschool classes when introducing multiculturalism and diversity. I highly recommend this book-- it's a great way to introduce a difficult theme, and it's beautifully written and illustrated.
Great book for your kiddo's Jun 27, 2007
This is a beautifully illustrated, wonderfully written book. What a great way to teach young ones the importance of loving one another no matter what your color, religion, or ethnicity is.