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Sunday, September 5, 2010

One of Us

"You are one of us," Carmen tells Roberta on her first day at a new school. Roberta gladly sits with the rest of the straight-up-hair girls - until she hears they don't play on the monkey bars.

Roberta loves the monkey bars and leaps at the chance to swing with the monkey-bar posse, until she hears they don't carry flowered lunchboxes like she does.

Roberta moves from group to group, just trying to be herself, until it seems she doesn't fit in anywhere. Then Roberta discovers some kids just like her - everyone's different and they like it that way. (Excerpt from the inside flap).

I received the book, One of Us by Peggy Moss, compliments of Tilbury House Publishers for my honest review, and must say what a great way to teach children that fitting in at school doesn't always have to mean changing things about you. This book was perfect for my own 11 year old that is struggling all the time to fit it, based on what kids wear or who they listen to, what games they have, or even who their other friends are.

What I enjoyed the most, is that the moral story of this book, is that you can be yourself and show kids what you are all about instead of trying so hard to change to make yourself like them that you lose yourself in the process. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with kids, or even perfect gift for grandparents, youth groups at church and storytime at day cares! This book rates a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.

The illustrations are beautiful and I would recommend this book to kids as early as 6 just entering school. Hardcover and 32 pages makes this a perfect story time favorite!

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