It's Okay To Be Different

It's OK to be Different:
A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness.

Literary Titan Gold Award Winning Book

Every Child is Unique! Whether they are big or small, short or tall, like to swim, dance, sing or bike. Perhaps they have a special need or are from a different ethnic background. Maybe they wear glasses or talk differently. The truth is that all children are different and their individuality should be celebrated, not shunned. And this inspiring and brightly illustrated rhyming picture book does just that.

By highlighting the ways kids are different from one another it helps children to accept themselves and others as the beautifully unique individuals that they are. It's OK to be Different encourages kids to be kind and befriend those who are different from themselves, showing young children that they don't have to look alike or enjoy doing the same activities to be kind to one another.

Readers will come away with the message: "You should always be kind to those who are different from you. Because to them, YOU are different too."

As more children read this book and learn this concept, we can impact the world in a positive way while at the same time teach early literacy. This book closes with a short survey for children about kindness and is a terrific way to start a conversation about diversity.

Year 1: Five Senses
Play and discover your senses with our Best Selling topic! Make a feely box, guess what’s inside the shakers and throw balls into a bowl whilst blind folded. Use all 7 activities to engage and excite children.

Year 1: Human Body
Is it human or animal? Draw around your child for them to paint and label different body arts. Test physical skills by balancing on one leg, race against the clock and play ball games.

Year 1: Where I Live
Identify where you live and the key features of your local area. Distinguish between human and physical features through checklists and vocabulary cards. Create a play park and map it out with a 3D aerial map and key.

Year 2: My Healthy Body
Get active through physical skills, ball and cardiovascular skills. Keep a record of your exercise and learn more about your body through playing outside and movement games.

  • Publisher: Dunhill Clare Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Print length: 29 pages
  • Dimensions: 216 x 216 x 2 mm
  • Reading age: 2 - 7 years old
  • Publication date: 14 Sept. 2019
  • ISBN: 9780973410457

Sharon Purtill

Sharon was a stay at home mom and entrepreneur when she stumbled into publishing in 1998. That year, along with her husband, she wrote and published her first book. That book’s success took them both by surprise when it went on to sell tens of thousands of copies right out of their garage. Today, Sharon is an award winning author who publishes in multiple genres under a couple of different pseudonyms. Her passion for writing, family and a positive life motivates her to create books that she hopes will enrich the lives of others. She hopes to one day escape the cold, and write from a tropical beach somewhere where her biggest concerns will be sand sticking to her suntan lotion and an empty margarita glass. But, for now, Sharon treasures the warm summer months and the time she gets to spend with family and friends in Ontario, Canada.

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