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Whoever You Areby Mem Fox
Synopses & Reviews
and#8220;Little one, / whoever you are, / wherever you are, / there are little ones / just like you / all over the world.and#8221; So begins the Australian author Mem Foxand#8217;s joyful picture book Whoever You Are, a celebration of the worldand#8217;s diverse cultures, both our similarities and differences. Leslie Strauband#8217;s innovative, colorful, folk artand#8211;style oil paintings of children from all corners of the globe are bordered with photographs of hand-carved, bejeweled framesand#8212;and they all reflect Foxand#8217;s message that no matter where we come from, within our hearts and#8220;Joys are the same, / and love is the same. / Pain is the same, / and blood is the same.and#8221; A gem!
A celebration of diversity, now in a fresh new format
Mem Fox'sand#160;poignant tale of what bonds us all, now available as a board book
Chase those dreary blues away! Everybody gets the blues sometimesand#8212;dogs and cats, moms and dads, even tiny babies. Just take a look around. If you help someone else whoand#8217;s feeling sad, you might find that your blues are gone. Or maybe the Blues Guy will come along, to listen or sing the blues with you and sit by your side. A native of New Orleans, Leslie Staub wrote this story after experiencing Hurricane Katrina. Yet this bookand#8217;s rhythmic, bluesy text and hip, eye-catching illustrations are just right for anyone whoand#8217;s ever felt those mysterious feelings of sadnessand#8212;then found that hope and sunnier skies are close at hand.
Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are all alike.
About the Author
MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes,andnbsp;Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.
Leslie Staub's paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. In addition to her books for Harcourt, she has illustrated Lives: Poems About Famous Americans. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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