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By Luisa LaFleur, The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 21, 2009

Try as we might, we can’t all be the smartest, fastest, prettiest…we are ourselves and sometimes that can be hard to accept. But it’s a life lesson that must be learned and as parents we can try to make the lesson a little easier by pointing out that being different is the spice of life. It’s what makes every day interesting. We’ve all got our own talents and strengths. The key is finding what they are.

Three books that focus on the theme
of acceptance are Pink!, Patulous The Different Caterpillar, and Bob the Lizard. All three books help kids see that even though they’re different, they’ll still be accepted and have friends.