Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review # 74: Just Like You by Robert Kroupa

     Boris the spider and Henry the mouse are best friends and outcasts of the Piney Forest. They do not talk or walk like the other animals, because Henry is deaf and Boris only has seven legs, so they are always treated like they don't belong. But when the forest and all of its inhabitants are in danger, Boris and Henry warn all of the creatures who have mistreated them, and lead them to safety. Proving that Boris and Henry are part of the group, just like everyone else. Finally, differences don't matter anymore and the pair is accepted.

     The illustrations in this book are amazing! I found myself mesmerized by the colors as well as Hannah E. Harrison's beautifully crafted and detailed paintings. The story itself is adorable and full of life! Kids will love the characters, the illustrations, and the heart-felt story of two friends embracing and accepting differences while defying the odds placed against them. I also loved the fact that all proceeds from this book go into the Just Like You Foundation and its charitable organizations which help child victims of bullying, abuse, disability, and disease; to learn more please visit: . I would, and will, recommend this book to all parents of young children, as well as illustration enthusiasts.

Rating: Clean Getaway (5/5)

*** I received this book from the author (Bostick Communications) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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