Whoever You Are

written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Leslie Staub

Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join us together, such as pain, joy, and love.

"Little one, whoever you are, wherever you are, there are little ones just like you all over the world.'' Skin color, homes, schools, lifestyles, and languages may differ but love and laughter, pain and tears are the same for all. A wonderful opportunity to celebrate human diversity and global connections with the very young.

Folk art oil paintings complement the simple text. Bright matte colors make for lively landscapes and portraits. Luscious two-page spreads are interspersed with charming single page illustrations placed in gold border frames, set with jewels and molded from plaster and wood.