Not Opposites written by Linda Ragsdale and illustrated by Imodraj


91lm7augq0l      Not Opposites written by Linda Ragsdale and illustrated by Imodraj, Flowerpot Press, 9781486708703, 2016

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: (1-5, 5 is a starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? Not better, not worse, not opposite, just different. This book models diversity. It is a simply written book that illustrates that different is ok, it’s just different. The mascot of the book is Pax, the Peace Dragon and at the end of the book there are some very nice messages from Pax to the young readers. There are also suggestions for parents and teachers to take this lesson of diversity further. The message is simple and clear and the illustrations are straightforward, keeping the focus on diversity.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about the book

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? This is a great book for a kindergarten class to help children see that they don’t need to judge.

Who should buy this book? all libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Dec.9, 2016

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