Hair color, height, special abilities, personalities, vegetable variety…all are types of differences that can make us feel, well, different. But in these stories, kids, bears and even sweet potatoes learn that our differences are valuable and what’s more important is how alike we are.
When a little sweet potato gets shaken out of his garden patch, he encounters some very mean and silly plants and wonders if he is just too different to fit in anywhere.
Alex follows the advice of his mother, father, sister, and teacher hoping to grow taller, but it is his very tall uncle’s advice that really makes a difference.
Freckleface Strawberry is just like everyone else, except that she has red hair and freckles but when she tries to hide who she is, she learns about true friendship and accepting yourself just as you are.
Bob the bear feels very boring, especially compared to his lively friend Jack, but in the end he realizes that every bear is different and the two of them can still be friends.
Self-conscious about its ears, a dog tries doing a number of things to make them look better.
Peggoty the pig feels ugly when the other animals tell her she needs fur, a mane, or feathers, but then she sees the farmer’s baby and learns that there is also beauty in being hairless.
A wise dragonfly helps an unhappy cricket realize that he is special in his own way.
Introduces children to all the things you can do in your skin and the importance of accepting what’s inside as opposed to worrying about what type of skin you have.