“Mommy, why are my eyes so big? To see the world. To see beyond the sights of others. To look into hearts to see how true they ring.”
In this poetic dialogue between mother and child, author Madonna Hanna addresses children’s concerns about the differences they perceive in themselves and others. With clarity and compassionate insight, the wise mother teaches her child to embrace the strength and beauty that each human difference imparts. Besides questioning about big eyes, the book addresses feet, hands, arm length, broad shoulder, skin color, blindness, Down’s Syndrome, and looking different from other. Madonna earned the 2003 Washington Organization for Reading Development Outstanding Author. She also received a Milken Family Foundation Festival for Youth Community Service Grant for an anti-teasing and bullying character building project “Beautiful Differences,” which is based on this book and the author’s first book Fashionshowitis: A Guide To Successful Fundraising Fashion Shows by Madonna Hanna.
This book is the perfect baby shower, Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, birthdays, grandmother’s birthday or holiday gift.
Age appropriate for elementary and middle school.
|11 × 8.5 in