About This Series
“Free e-book of the week” combines two of my favorite things – Books and Free 😉 This is my way of nudging the hibernating (To be honest, more like on-the-verge-of-coma) bookworm in me (and hopefully in many other parents out there like me) out of slumber and back into the reading habit. Through this series, I hope to introduce good e-books and authors to FertileBrains Readers and in the process re-ignite my and others love for books. I will be talking mostly about children’s books and parenting books in this series but may digress from time to time to include any other interesting reads I may encounter on the way.
I haven’t done any book reviews since Father’s Day when I talked about four e-books for children celebrating the relationship between a father and his children. This week’s book “Cinnamon Girl” by Author/Illustrator Sally Huss is about celebrating diversity.
Just so you know, author Sally Huss’ e-book “Moon Cheese” is currently one of Sonny’s favorite books. We read it almost daily, at least once (sometimes more than once). So in case, you would like to check out what that book is all about, read this post here.
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Kimberly feels different from her classmates because she looks different on the outside. But, on the inside, she is just like any other little girl and enjoys things that little children typically do. She just wishes her classmates will see the sameness underneath her different skin and stop calling her Cinnamon Girl. Then when one day her class wins a contest and is paid a visit by the ice cream truck, her teacher uses this opportunity to teach Kimberly’s class to appreciate everyone’s differences. But how? Read the book to find out!
- This is a delightful and clever book to read to kids to teach them about appreciating and celebrating diversity.
- This book could act as a self-esteem builder for small children feeling alienated from their peers due to their differences, whatever those may be (Not just color).
- The illustrations are beautiful and endearing just like the author’s other books and the language are easy, but not overly so, introducing beginning readers to many new words.
- Love the way the author establishes the protagonist – Kimberly’s sameness with all children, despite her different outward appearance.
- The use of the ice cream flavors to explain the concept of diversity to small children is endearing and easy to grasp for young children.
- “Sweetness, goodness, and kindness, are better seen when we practice color blindness.” is my favorite quote from the book.
- The ending statement “The end but not the end of appreciating differences” serves as another moral for the story and is the hallmark of all Sally Huss Books.
About The Author
Author Sally Huss’ writing/painting of over 30 years has been described as bright and cheery – All her children’s books bear the byline “Another Happy Book” and they aptly describe the positivity shared in each one of them. From U.S. and Wimbledon Junior Champion to a semi-finalist in the Women’s division at Wimbledon to successful Children and Adult Book Author, Sally Huss has done it all and done it well. Please visit her website http://www.sallyhuss.com/ to know more about her and her books. There are also links available for additional free e-books and beautifully designed “Certificates of Merit” to present to children for being helpful, kind, respectful etc. (Themes are based on each of Author Sally Huss’ books). Again, don’t forget to check out the Art tab on the website also which takes you to Author’s Fine Art America profile which contains beautifully illustrated posters, messages etc.
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