Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) (Paperback)
Houghton Mifflin, 9780152060305, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2006
"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.
Praise For Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books)…
"An essential book that acknowledges in the simplest of terms our common humanity."--Kirkus Reviews