There's only one you

Kathryn Heling

Book - 2019

"You're different from everyone else--and it's awesome! This book celebrates all the things that make you special. From the way you look to the activities you enjoy--there's no wrong way to be yourself. Do you like sports, art, spelling, or math? Do you like more than one? Do you hang out with lots of friends or maybe a few? Whoever you are, it's great being you!"--Page [2] of cover.

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Children's stories Pictorial works
Picture books
New York, NY : Sterling Children's Books [2019]
Main Author
Kathryn Heling (author)
Other Authors
Deborah Hembrook (author), Rosie Butcher, 1989- (illustrator)
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

A picture-book celebration of individuality and diversity.Heling and Hembrook's text opens with the lines, "In all the world over, / this much is true: / You're somebody special. / There's only one you." The art depicts a white-appearing child with red pigtails, first on the floor, drawing, beside a big dog, then getting dressed as the dog sits on the bed and a woman, also white, peeks in. The next scene depicted in the digital, cartoon-style art shows the child hugging the woman and about to get on a school bus with a gaggle of diverse children with varying skin tones, hair textures and colors, and visible disabilities (one child wears a hearing aid, another wears glasses, a third uses a forearm crutch, and a fourth uses a wheelchair). As the rhyming text continues, it celebrates the diversity of these children not just in terms of their identities, but by commenting on their personalities, their talents, and ultimately their families. At book's end, the first child is revealed to have two moms when they both pick her up at the end of the school day, the family dog in tow. "Families are families, / but soon you will find / that each can be different / a best for them' kind," reads the accompanying, inclusive text.Affirming and welcome. (Picture book. 3-5) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.