by Kathryn Otoshi (2008) Preschool to Grade 2
One presents an important anti-bullying message in a way that primary grade children will understand. Author-illustrator Kathryn Otoshi tells the story using the simple means of personification, while the students are learning about colours and numbers.
The book touches on each child being unique: each relates to a different colour. This brings in respect for different choices and invites important conversations about emotions, feelings and how to treat others.
One is not only a great tool for teaching young students about numbers, counting and colours but also a sweet story with the underlying theme of inclusion. Educators across the curriculum will appreciate this book.