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One of these is not like that other--and that's great! This gently subversive picture book points out-- and celebrates!-- the differences between subjects.
Barney Saltzberg's hilarious and delightfully direct text and simple illustrations introduce children to the concept and splendor of inclusiveness, through recognizing who or what's different on each spread and celebrating the unity as it is.
For example, the reader sees three cows and an elephant accompanied by the text "One of these is not like the other," turn the page... and all four animals take part in an exuberant conga line and say "that's just fine with us"!
In a series of similar examples children are encouraged to notice both the similarities and differences between characters and celebrate both.
Barney Saltzberg's picture book is a pointed and timely tribute to the power of inclusivity and as well as a riotous read-aloud.
About the Author
Barney Saltzberg is the author of over 40 books for children, including Hug This Book, Beautiful Oops! and the bestselling Animal Kisses series, with over 800,000 copies in print. He's recorded four albums of songs for children and lives in Los Angeles.
"A perfect read-aloud that celebrates the joy of embracing differences."—Booklist
"[A] winsome spin on the spot-the-difference concept while sending, with humor, the missive that diversity and collaboration are to be unequivocally celebrated."—Publishers Weekly
"Young readers will jump at the chance to point out the differences. But those differences are what are celebrated! . . . Subversive and clever, this book challenges readers to change habits of thought."—Kirkus Reviews
"Using amusing illustrations and simple couplets, Saltzberg celebrates differences. . . . The generous use of white space lets the humorous cartoon illustrations really pop."—School Library Journal
"The art uses plenty of white space to good effect, placing the guileless creatures front and center and allowing viewers to notice variation. Upon not-that-close examination, for example, we see that none of the supposedly matching figures is exactly the same in appearance, behavior, or both, a point that gently underscores the text’s welcome be-yourself message." —The Horn Book
"Fans of Sandra Boynton’s artwork and humor will love this cheerfully animated tribute to individuality. Penguins, pandas, cows, and a variety of surprise creatures line up against a stark white backdrop for comparison. Each spread features three things that are just alike, and one that is decidedly different. Rabbits and a bicycle? Snails and an alien? Find out how they all fit together in this quirky, good time celebration that stands up for standing out."—Foreword Reviews