Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are

4.16 (3,195 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.16 (3,195 ratings by Goodreads)
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Enjoy this picture book celebration of diverse childhoods, and the essential things that make us all the same.

"A compelling exploration of the differences between children that make them unique as well as the common humanity that unites them." (Publishers Weekly)

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 from each other. But inside, they are all alike.

Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations and remind children to accept differences, to recognize similarities, and--most importantly--to rejoice in both.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 198 x 198 x 5mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152060308
  • 9780152060305
  • 1,411

Review quote

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

"With a gentle and knowing calm, Fox (Time for Bed) provides a compelling exploration of the differences between children that make them unique as well as the common humanity that unites them. In Fox's picture book, divisions of culture, race and geography fall away in light of a global community where smiles, laughter and tears are universally understood. The simple, rhythmic text, written in the second person, is designed to involve the reader directly" -- Publishers Weekly
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Rating details

3,195 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 47% (1,499)
4 30% (951)
3 17% (551)
2 5% (152)
1 1% (42)

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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