WHOEVER YOU ARE by Mem Fox

WHOEVER YOU ARE

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

A one-world, "we-are-all-the-same-under-the-skin" message for the very young from Fox (The Straight Line Wonder, p. 1388, etc.). "Little one, whoever you are, wherever you are, there are little ones just like you all over the world." Skin color, homes, schools, lifestyles, and languages may differ (and newcomer Staub shows how, in folk-art oil paintings mounted in gilded and jeweled wooden frames), but love and laughter, pain and tears are the same for all. The faces of the little ones in Staub's paintings are as appealing as dolls', and a beatific paternal figure in a sky-blue suit printed with clouds floats through the pages with a bevy of children in his arms. An essential book that acknowledges in the simplest of terms our common humanity. (Picture book. 2-6)
Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-15-200787-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harcourt
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1997




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