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It's OK to be Different

A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness

Sharon Purtill Saha Sujata



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Dunhill Clare Publishing
08 October 2019

*Gold Award Winner, Literary Titan

It's OK to be Different written by Sharon Purtill and illustrated by Sujata Saha presents individuality. Everything about it is inspiring. Children will enjoy the fun and clever rhymes, as they are drawn in by the bright and cheerful illustrations. It is one of those books that both children and adults can enjoy, as it delivers the perfect message to young readers.

This story has effectively imparted an ever important lesson that individuality should be celebrated and not shunned. It encourages kids to accept and befriend those who are different from themselves. Showing young children that they don't have to look alike or enjoy doing the same activities to be kind to one another.

When the author wrote this children's book, she did so with one idea in mind. If we can instill positive messages, from a young age, about all the diversity our children will see in the world, we can help raise up compassionate and caring children. When children are raised to accept and embrace those who are different from themselves they are far more likely to be a friend than an adversary with their peers. This can lead to less bullying among children. And that is a beautiful thing.

This charming children's picture book could be the next Children's Classic. It leaves readers with the message that: You should always be kind to those who are different than you. Because to them, you are different too. Imagine if all children read this story and learned this concept. We might be able to impact the world in a positive way while teaching early literacy at the same time.

The book closes with a short survey for children about kindness.
*Literary Titan 2019 Gold Award Winning Book - The Gold Award is bestowed on books that we found to be perfect in their delivery of original content, meticulous development of unique characters in an organic and striking setting, innovative plot that supports a fresh theme, and elegant prose that transforms words into beautifully written books.

A few of the themes in this book include: Diversity, Kindness and Anti-bullying
Illustrated by:   Saha Sujata
Imprint:   Dunhill Clare Publishing
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 2mm
Weight:   91g
ISBN:   9780973410457
ISBN 10:   0973410450
Pages:   30
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sharon Purtill was a stay at home mom and entrepreneur when she stumbled into publishing in 1998. That year, along with her husband, she wrote and published her first book. That book's success took them both by surprise when it went on to sell tens of thousands of copies right out of their garage. Today, Sharon is an award winning author who publishes in multiple genres under a couple of different pseudonyms. Her passion for writing, family and a positive life motivates her to create books that she hopes will enrich the lives of others. She hopes to one day escape the cold, and write from a tropical beach somewhere where her biggest concerns will be sand sticking to her suntan lotion and an empty margarita glass. But, for now, Sharon treasures the warm summer months and the time she gets to spend with family and friends in Ontario, Canada.

Reviews for It's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness

It's OK to Be Different, celebrates children who have the courage to be themselves, and to accept others as they are. Young readers with an eye for exceptional artwork and clever wordplay will enjoy it over and over again. Readers' Favorite Parents seeking read-alouds that educate kids about diversity and acceptance will find It's OK to be Different the perfect lesson of choice. D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews It's OK to be Different has a great message and one that is especially important in a modern world that is connected globally like never before. The book is easy and fun to read. It has delightful illustrations to capture the eyes and minds of its audience. Literary Titan Gold Award Winning Book. A wonderfully colourful junior picture book that teaches children that life is full of beautifully different people. I love the continuous rhyming as it teaches early literacy. Vicki Bruce, Lionart Publishing

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