All Are Welcome – Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, Alfred A, Knopf, 9780525579656, 2018
Format:Hardcover Picture Book
Rating: 1-5: (5 is an excellent or a Starred Review) 4
What did you like about the book? Colorful, fun artwork shows children of every nationality playing and working together. I love the way this book portrays the attitude of children – acceptance and nonchalance about things like race that don’t matter as much as playing and sharing experiences. I think kids will get a kick out of the last page which opens out to 4 pages across showing all sorts of fun activities. Lots to look at and talk to each other about.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Teachers, librarians and parents, especially ones who want to start a dialogue about inclusion and acceptance
Who should buy this book?Parents, teachers, Day-care and Kindergarten teachers, Pre-schools, Public Libraries
Where would you shelve it? Picture Books – or a Multi-Cultural section if your library has one.
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” pilesYou could – it’s a quick read
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Lynn Lesperance, Children’s Librarian, Yarmouth Port Library, Yarmouth Port, MA
Date of review: August 9, 2018
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