I had the opportunity to read a new and wonderful children’s book, by Vancouver author and illustrator, Deborah Katz.
This book, titled “Rare is Everywhere” is a beautifully articulated and thought out book with positive messaging.
The book shows you 11 different animals, showing their differences (in conjunction with their more commonly seen types) and celebrating their wonderful rare qualities. It also has a rhyming explanation of what that animal is and can do. The end of the book has a glossary that shares information about each animal and what makes them rare.
What is equally beautiful is the fact that the book aims to show children that being different is still beautiful and just fine. The message is powerful, wonderful and fantastically streamed into a loving nature-filled book that kids will love.
Although the target audience is 5 to 9 for reading it, I have read it several times with both of my toddlers. Both of whom love rhymes and absolutely adore animals.
The book and author, both aim to support the Rare Disease Foundation, as proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to this foundation.
To learn more, or to get a copy of this book please visit: http://rareiseverywhere.com/
This is a great book, great cause so please get your copies today!
One lucky reader will get an opportunity to win one here:
Deborah Katz is a nursing professor in Vancouver, BC, with nearly 20 years of experience in health care. She is also a writer and artist, whose work has appeared in local galleries and publications. She also studied wildlife biology and loved learning about animal diversity as well as genetic changes.