One of these is not like that other—and that’s great! This gently subversive board book points out—and celebrates!—the differences between subjects.
Barney Saltzberg’s hilarious and delightfully direct text and simple illustrations introduce children to the concept and splendor of inclusiveness, through recognizing who or what’s different on each spread and celebrating the unity as it is.
For example, the reader sees three cows and an elephant accompanied by the text “One of these is not like the other,” turn the page…and all four animals take part in an exuberant conga line and say “that’s just fine with us”! In a series of similar examples children are encouraged to notice both the similarities and differences between characters and celebrate both.
Barney Saltzberg’s picture book is a pointed and timely tribute to the power of inclusivity and as well as a riotous read-aloud.
Praise forOne of These is Not Like the Others:
“A perfect read-aloud that celebrates the joy of embracing differences.”—Booklist
“[A] winsome spin on the spot-the-difference concept while sending, with humor, the missive that diversity and collaboration are to be unequivocally celebrated.”—Publishers Weekly
“Using amusing illustrations and simple couplets, Saltzberg celebrates differences…. The generous use of white space lets the humorous cartoon illustrations really pop.”—School Library Journal
“The art uses plenty of white space to good effect, placing the guileless creatures front and center and allowing viewers to notice variation. Upon not-that-close examination, for example, we see that none of the supposedly matching figures is exactly the same in appearance, behavior, or both, a point that gently underscores the text’s welcome be-yourself message.”—The Horn Book