Children and adults alike will be inspired by this picture book that shows us that even if we look different, act different or like different things – we can all be friends!
Along came a different by Tom McLaughlin is a story about shapes – reds that love being red, yellows that love being yellow and blues that love being blue but the problem is they love being themselves so much that they can’t seem to like each other – that is until some very different shapes come along and make the reds, blues and yellows realise just how silly they are acting!
This is a great book to look at the importance of accepting all different people who live in our society and that in the end we are all very different – which is great!
Children can also explore different shapes both regular and irregular, colours of different objects and the beauty we see when colours get all mixed together.
Try this book to ignite some great conversations amongst both adults and children in a time when we really need to foster acceptance in the multicultural societies we all live in today.