Celebrate the differences that make life richer and more interesting with this inclusive board book about a budding friendship. Making friends is something all children do, but sometimes it can feel scary. They might worry that no one will like them or that they are too different to find a friend. In this sweet board book, the narrator lists all the ways children can be different from a prospective friend: I wake early. You sleep late. My hair's curly. Yours is straight. I say, 'Now!' You say, 'Wait?' Will you be friends with me? Instead of worrying that these differences will make friendship impossible, the narrator decides that: We're all different. That's okay! Life is much more fun that way. Perfect for children heading to school or any child in a new situation trying to make friends, this encouraging book reassures readers that diversity is what makes friendship--and life--so interesting.
Kathleen Long Bostrom is a retired Presbyterian minister who has written dozens of books for children, including the award-winning Little Blessings series and a number of VeggieTales titles. Kathleen was awarded the David Steele Distinguished Writer Award in 2014, the most prestigious writer's award given by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She lives with her husband, Greg, in Carlsbad, California.