A little boy teased for the color of his skin and his “poofy” hair, learns to claim pride and self-acceptance in this poignant audio book, beautifully written and performed by stage and screen actor, author and dad Taye Diggs, with a resonant message for children who feel their differences set them apart. In the accompanying picture book, Shane W. Evans’ charming, full-color illustrations depict the boy’s loving mom helping her son see that he is not defined by the negative comments of others, and how the friends subsequently respond to his new confidence. After Diggs’ reading of the book, listeners are guided through a read-along repeat performance with chimes to cue page-turning. (Diggs’ previous audio books for children include “Mixed Me!” and “I Love You More Than”).
Lynne Heffley ©2019 Parents’ Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.