Just like you by Sarah J. Dodd (Author), Giusi Capizzi (Illustrator)
Just like you. Children's Christian story book.
Miki is a baby meerkat who lives with his Mama in a zoo. When a new family move in next door, Miki hopes for a friend to play with. But the new arrival is different to Miki in every way. She's tall, he's small; she sleeps standing up, he sleeps in a burrow; she eats from the freetops, he eats from the ground...However, Miki and Raffa the giraffe soon realize that for every physical difference between them, there's a similarity and compatibility in what they both enjoy - or are scared of! And seeing from the world from someone else's point of view might be fun after all. Also available: Legs: The Tale of a Meerkat Lost and Found
5.0 out of 5 starsMust Read For Little Ones
18 January 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Miki the meerkat is excited to hear that a new kid is moving in next door, but when she finds out Raffa is a giraffe, neither of them see how two creatures so different could ever be friends. However, one night circumstances bring them together and they realize that not only can they be friends, but having friends who are different enhances the way we see the world.
What a lovely little book! The illustrations are super cute, which is a make or break for me when it comes to children’s books. Even better is the story. With three 2nd graders at home, this book is incredibly pertinent as we’re entering the phase where they are starting to be influenced by their peers. It’s an excellent time to strengthen the foundation of acceptance and independent thinking we’ve laid for them, and this book is a wonderful way to reopen that conversation. In an honest and elementary fashion, "Just Like You" reminds children that we often have more in common with others than we realize, and that difference can be a really good thing as well. Absolutely an appropriate read for toddlers through mid-elementary.
Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
5.0 out of 5 starsLove this cute book
2 April 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
I read it to my one-year-old granddaughter and she loved the bright colors and illustrations. This book would be great for young readers as well as adults who like to read to their children or grandchildren. The Arthur did a wonderful job of sharing the differences between the giraffe and the meerkat but also helped the reader that even a meerkat and a giraffe can be friends.