Whoever You Are
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Whoever You Are

4.17 (2,277 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

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. Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations. At a time when, unfortunately, the lessons of tolerance still need to be learned, Whoever You Are urges us to accept our differences, to recognize our similarities, and-most importantly-to rejoice in both.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 196 x 196 x 8mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152060308
  • 9780152060305
  • 596

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Review quote

"An essential book that acknowledges in the simplest of terms our common humanity."--Kirkus Reviews
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About Mem Fox

MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, 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 picture books, she illustrated Lives: Poems About Famous Americans. She lives just north of New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Rating details

2,277 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 48% (1,085)
4 30% (681)
3 16% (375)
2 5% (104)
1 1% (32)

Our customer reviews

It's a good book to help teach kids that everyone is different and that is okshow more
by Andrew Pisano
I wish I read the reviews before buying this book! I was absoluately horrified to see that the pages of this book have been cropped! What is this!? A Chinese knock off!? I am so upset with the Book Depository right now! This is a beautiful book but this copy of it is horrible! Avoid at all costs!show more
by Monika Olley
Although this version of this book is the cheapest available from the Book Depository, it has substantially cropped edges. Each page has a thick, intricate border, as if the picture were in a picture frame. On every page, this border is partially, or on some pages completely cropped out. I've read it as it is supposed to be presented, so I know that this is NOT as intended by Mem Fox. Although it is potentially a plus that the picture itself is larger as a result, the variability of the cropping makes it rather unsightly. I've never seen a printing mistake this profound in a legitimately printed book, and I question the Singaporean printing house. I suggest spending a few extra dollars and buying a different version of this book. The story itself has an important message for children of inclusiveness and tolerance..show more
by Kelly Adams
This book is simply a joy to read to children. It freely offers them the opportunity to question differences and helps to teach them that everyone is united. A must for every home library.show more
by Suzanne Hurley
"Another brilliant Mem Fox book. It's long been popular in our family. The artwork is captivating. The littler members of our family enjoy finding 'the flying man' in each picture. A wonderful, yet simple way of learing how we can be so similar while looking very different."show more
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