The beloved, bestselling Nancy Tillman returns with a picture book celebrating what makes every child special in their own way. Part of growing up is discovering—and embracing—what makes us unique. From different abilities to different personalities, we are all wonderfully made with our own bells and whistles.
The message is great: you are unique and wonderful. I love that, but I didn’t love the execution here. The illustrations are nice, but there’s this whole thing going on with animals that I wasn’t sure had a point. The rhyming text often felt forced and uncomfortable, and doesn’t flow aloud they way I’d like it to. All in all, it felt like this is not so much a book for kids as a book for adults to think is a great book for kids.
This book celebrates each of unique talents, skills, and abilities. This book would be great for a new parent or a student heading into their first year of school.
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the bestsellingpicture book On the Night You Were Born; its companion journal,The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby’s First Year; TheSpirit of Christmas; The Heaven of Animals; and the New YorkTimes bestsellers, Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You; TheCrown on Your Head; and I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love. Shealso created the mischievous cat Tumford in Tumford the Terribleand Tumford’s Rude Noises, and illustrated It’s Time to Sleep, MyLove by Eric Metaxas. Nancy’s mission in creating her books is toconvey to children everywhere that “You are loved.” She lives inPortland, Oregon.