Note: I received a copy of this book in order to review it. I agreed to do so beforehand because I was impressed with the concept and the fact that the sales proceeds are going to charity.
We learn some of life’s most important messages when we are very young.
We learn them from our parents and our grandparents and maybe Sunday School.
The two I remember my parents stressing most were “treat others as you would like to be treated” and “be honest”.
Robert Kroupa understands this. He knows that “When values of acceptance and kindness are instilled early, children’s minds and worlds expand.”
Robert Kroupa is the author of a new book called “Just Like You”.
“Just Like You” tells the story of two friends – Boris and Henry. Boris is a spider with 7 good legs and one that curls under. Henry is a mouse whose folded ears make him unable to hear.
Boris and Henry become friends because the other creatures in Piney Forest shun and bully them for being different. But when a forest fire begins, Boris and Henry overlook the others bullying and help them get to safety.
That’s when the other animals realize that even though we may be different, we are really much the same.
This is one of the most beautiful books around, not only for it’s message and beautiful illustrations by Hannah E. Harrison, but also for the generosity of those involved.
100% of the profits from this book go to the Just Like You Foundation, who will in turn distribute the money to a pre-selected charity.
Pre-selected means that you get to choose which charity benefits from your purchase. You can choose from a list, which you can see here.
The book is only $16.95 and would make a wonderful gift for your children, grandchildren or even a special school or library.