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A Little Bit Different

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This book is an awesome play on differences that is simple enough that even a kindergarten teacher could read it to her students. I do not like how dull the colors are on the pages but I can see why they are presented this way.
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Firstly, let's get the fact that the Ploofers are extremely cute and that the book itself is worth owning from that point alone. I have read a LOT of books now about being different and using colour to depict this difference. Red: A Crayon's Story springs to mind but Alexander's is just a little more open to interpretation and gentle in its telling.

All Ploofers ploof out grey clouds and they're happy with this but one Ploofer is different. When they ploof, something other than grey comes out. This little Ploofer is proud of what they make but their companions are not so sure. A Little bit Different leaves a lot to interpretation. Whilst deceptively simple, its openness means that it can have multiple interpretations and is there for each young reader to interpret. Whatever the case it tells us that we should all embrace and welcome difference
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This book is very simple. It doesn’t pick out race, religion or language. Just we can all be a little but different and that’s ok. Told in a very simple way that even the youngest child can understand. Lots of opportunities to talk to the child whilst reading. I want a ploofer. 
It’s the sort of book that children would love to have a cuddly Ploofer to hold whilst reading this book at bedtime.
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A really cute and quirky book with a heartwarming message. This would be a great book to read with young children but the message could be used to generate discussion with oder children.
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A Little Bit Different
By Claire Alexander 

I give this book five out of five birds. It is an adorable yet simple book that opens up a great discussion with young kids. It was short on words, but I think it hit the spot for the intended age. My two young daughters enjoyed talking about people’s differences and how we can support people in them. I love the art and the splashes of color throughout. It’s simple and should be read in schools! 

Thanks Netgalley for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! 

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A Little Bit Different looks like a gorgeous story and I like how one of the characters wants to be different to the rest but I am unable to see the words and so it would be unfair to review the book fully when I can only guess what's going on. I will be happy to rewrite the review to a longer and more detailed one if the book is fixed.
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Character Development:★★★☆☆
Since this was such a simple but beautifully written children’s story it does not take the reader too in-depth of any of the characters. 
  
Flow of the Story:★★★★★
Easy to follow. 

Illustrations: ★★★★☆
So cute I want to hug the small creatures of this cute children’s book.  

Overall: The message in this book was what is so powerful. The illustrations and characters were simple but showcased the message of the story in a very understanding way that the story could be comprehended though all grades/ages. Claire crafted the perfect story to be read and discussed with any age group.
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Very simple cute book about being different and how at first people don't like it or don't understand, but eventually they come around and understand it is special and amazing.  Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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It’s a very simplistic story. It has a nice underlying message, but I felt the message could’ve gone deeper. Not a bad story, I just feel that it could’ve gone further and been more impactful. A brief picture story though that’s simple enough that small children should be able to understand it. 

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for allowing me to read this before its release date. My reviews are my own.
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Love the simplicity of the message.  Colorful and short, A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT reminds us that there is always someone who will like the ways we are different from everyone else, and that once we embrace what makes us different, those who thought “different”=“weird” may come back around.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy as an ARC from NetGalley.

I want a Ploof ! There needs to be a figurine or stuffed toy. The story is simplistic but clear with very cute illustrations. The message of being different and that is ok is just right for younger kids.
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I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

This book was adorable. The pictures were so colorful and fun. There wasn't too much text, so it is a great read aloud for younger kids. It conveys a great message.
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The ploofers are adorable, especially the one who is 'a little bit different'. And when his fellow ploofers realise he is not quite like them, their treatment of him changes and it's a bit sad! When a new ploofer comes along, will they all learn that to be unique is something special?

I loved the simplicity of this story that could be shared with young readers of any age. Teaching children the importance of expecting those who are different to them and giving lots of opportunities. 

I will definitely consider using this in the classroom and I will look forward to their reaction to the copyright page!

Thank you to the publishers, the author and NetGalley for granting me access to an advanced digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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A Little Bit Different and the little plotters were just adorable. What a sweet story about being different, finding your group, inspiring others and just being you. It was inspirational and I immediately wanted to share it with my class.
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This was such a joy to read with my five year old. He loved the illustrations, smiled a giggled at the silly names, but I could also tell that he truly understood the message behind the story. He related it to every day life at school by giving examples of kids in his developmental kindergarten class who are a little different and said (in his own five year old words) that they are already learning to celebrate their differences; that he enjoys having friends who are different because they are kind and fun. As parents, my husband and I insist on teaching our son kindness and acceptance and we love that there are books like this lovely little thing that help illustrate that in a way that small children can understand. I plan to purchase this book and possibly even give it as a gift to other children in our lives.
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This is such a cute book about inclusion and a great tool to teach children about acceptance! I can't wait to tell everyone about this adorable book!
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Simply adorable and sweet! Teaches children and reminds adults that being different is a good thing! Being different is a part of life and keeps everything interesting. This book needs to be added to my home library. Every child should feel comfortable with being different and embrace others who are as well. 
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This is a story about being different and I really liked the premise, but I felt it was lacking.  I was hoping for a stronger story with more words, and this just didn't live up to that.  

Thank you to NetGalley for this copy in exchange for my honest review.
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This is one of the simplest picture books I’ve seen in a while. It conveys an important concept for children, excepting those who do things differently from you. It’s short on words but none-the-less it uses them to great effect. Funny words are always a hit with small children and my daughter was giggling up a storm the moment I said the word “ploof.”

This book received the “read it again” seal of approval from my little bookwyrm.

A Little Bit Different is due for release on September 17, 2019. Thank you NetGalley and to the Publisher for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.
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I received an electronic ARC from Quarto Publishing Group through NetGalley.
The Ploofers live in a world of gray ploofs until one of them shoofs rainbow colors. They reject the different until another species recognizes how special the one Ploofer is. Everything resolves and they all begin shoofing in colors.
Simple text and story for young readers with a deeper message for the rest of us. The character expressions help readers see the emotions beyond the simple words and simplicity of illustrations. 
However, I wanted more from this story. The concept and message are especially needed at this time but it was almost too simplistic. This could be deliberate to trigger family discussions but I'm not sure the intended audience will get the intended message.
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