This is a wonderful book by Dr. Jillian Roberts and it is illustrated by Cindy Revell.
This is an important picture book about cultural diversity. This is a topic that is quite important given all the refugees that are coming to Canada. Kids have no idea how to deal with different people. And this book will definitely help kids to make this important adjustment.
When it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents and caregivers to start these difficult conversations with their young ones.
What makes us Unique provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity, teaching children how to respect and celebrate people’s differences. Other topics in the series deal with birth, death, and separation and divorce.
One of the themes of the book is that diversity makes the world a much richer place. If we were all the same, the world would be a very dull place. But what is more, diversity shows us that everyone is a human being and that we are all to be respected equally.
This is an important message for kids of all ages. And the younger a child is, the more important it is for him/her to learn about cultural diversity.
Dr. Jillian Roberts has been working with children for more than twenty years, first as a primary schoolteacher, then as a child psychologist and an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Victoria. She lives in Victoria British Columbia with her husband and three children.