Henry, a deaf field mouse, and his friend Boris, a spider with one lame leg, are teased by the other animals until a disaster causes them to realize they are not so different, after all....
|Title||:||Just Like You|
|Number of Pages||:||30 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Just Like You Reviews
What?: Henry (field mouse) and Boris (spider) each have a disability, are bullied because of it; but when fire threatens Piney Forest, Boris and Henry rise above their circumstances and do the honorable thing and gain acceptance. A wonderful story of doing the right thing—simply because it is the right thing to do—and the benefits that sometimes come with it. So What?: Children will learn valuable life lessons regarding individuals with disabilities, bullying, and the concept that one ought to do the right thing no matter what. Now What?: I would use this book as a read aloud to discuss the abilities of individuals with disabilities, along with how they sometimes can be treated. Also, the subject of bullying and how it is not only wrong to treat others disrespectfully, but also there just might come a day when you might need to rely on someone you bullied for help—just like when the critters of Piney Forest had to rely on Henry and Boris. Sometimes you never know the consequences of your actions until a much later date.
The story was nice but could have done without the rhyming text, which seemed not to flow very well.
Full review can be read at: http://wp.me/p2VHCR-ooI have never reviewed a children’s book before, but this was a special request from my mom. Not only that, but the message that is found in Just Like You is one that every person should remember: we are all just alike.It is when the characters, who previously had made fun of and excluded Henry and Boris, are in trouble that they all come together. Even though Robert Kroupa used forest animals, their actions were the same as ours would be. In the face of a tragedy, we come together as communities. We appreciate those around us more and we look past differences as we realize that we all love and suffer in the same ways; that we all have the same needs…to be loved and accepted. It is in this case that life must imitate art.
Henry, a deaf mouse, and Boris, a seven legged spider, are the best of friends. They just want to show the other animals of the forest that they are no different. A sweet story about acceptance and belonging.