I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of all the nasty in this world. Everyone seems so focused on what they don’t like and what is wrong with others and how they are different. Conformity has become a value. Either you’re with us or you’re against us.
Allia Zobel Nolan’s children’s book, “What I Like About You” was written precisely to combat this. With colorful pictures and silly rhymes, it shows photographs or a broad array of children. These children vary in gender, race, religion, and ability. Each is accompanied by a short poem about what is likeable and interesting about them. They are all kind, funny, smart, nice, and have something to offer their friends. Their differences are celebrated.
At the end of the book, there are interactive pages designed for children to list their friends and think about what they like about each one. The positivity here is infectious.
If you are looking for a book to give to a younger reader or a pre-reader, I highly suggest this one. I can’t promise this book will change the world, but I would like to think that the new generation would do a better job of accepting differences than my generation does, at least based on what I see on Facebook.
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Lori B. Duff is an award-winning author who practices law on the side. Her latest book, “If You Did What I Asked in the First Place” was a number one Amazon Hot New Release in the Fall of 2019. You can follow her on Twitter at @LoriBDuff and on Facebook. For more blogs written by Lori, click here. For more information about Lori in general, click here. If you want Lori to do your writing for you, click here.