I know I can't change the way I look. But maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see . . .
Wonder is the unforgettable story of August Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. With over 5 million copies sold, Wonder is a true modern classic, a life-changing read, and has inspired kindness and acceptance in countless readers. Now younger readers can discover the Wonder message with this gorgeous picture book, starring Auggie and his dog Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio.
With spare, powerful text and richly-imagined illustrations, We're All Wonders shows readers what it's like to live in Auggie's world - a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he's not always seen that way.
We're All Wonders taps into every child's longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It's the perfect way for families and teachers to talk about empathy, difference and kindness with young children.
Dispensing with the plot and multicharacter perspective of her much-lauded middle grade novel, Wonder (which also inspired the Choose Kind antibullying movement), Palacio focuses this picture book spin-off on the reflections of her hero and narrator, Auggie. I just don t look ordinary, he says, and while what makes him so isn t specified, readers can see the difference between his single-eyed, featureless face (based on Tad Carpenter s cover illustration for the original novel) and Palacio s drawings of other kids. The love of Auggie s mother ( She says I m a wonder! ), the companionship of his dog, Daisy, and his pretend play as an astronaut all help the boy momentarily escape the taunts of his peers. But he also holds out the hope, which the penultimate spread seems to affirm, that people can change the way they see and learn to appreciate the sentiment expressed in the title. Younger children need to hear Palacio s important message, but the wistful nostrums and flat, decorative cartooning don t fully do justice to her novel. Ages 4 8.
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