Top positive review
My kid loves it!
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2018
I got this book when my child and his friends started using the "peach" crayon as skin color for all their pictures. It was recommended by a teacher. He asks to read it regularly and spends a lot of time looking at all the people in it, and trying to match our hands to the colors on the inside cover art (lots of children's hands, very cute). We have had it for more than a year and it is still in heavy rotation. I also bring it out whenever we meet someone new that looks very different from his other friends, such as his swim teacher or soccer coach, or the kids in his summer camps. So far, he views differences in skin color, languages spoken at home by other children, and all types of names as a regular part of life, which is exactly what I am trying to do with this book. I deducted one star for one very minor detail, that one of the characters is described as a beautiful jewel toned princess instead of a food item like everyone else. I found it awkward and a little off putting to differentiate one character from the rest. It is still my favorite of all the other books about skin tones and differences. I also recommend the "multicultural" or "people colors" packs of crayons and markers, they have been a huge hit at our house.