Come along with this group of friends as they play in the park on a sunny afternoon. The ring leader is a very perceptive child who observes the differences (and similarities) among her playmates: She has straight hair. He has curly hair. How perfectly remarkably strange, uh-huh... You'll enjoy their romp and the sing-song nature of the text that builds as it moves along, ending with a bluesy Be-bop-a-doo-bop. Be-bop-boo. Be-bop-a-doo-bop. Doo-be-dee-doo....
Honors and Awards
Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award
Best Books of 1994, Child Magazine
Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller
"Multicultural literature at its best."
"An exuberant story... Children will clamor for an immediate reread."
"[An] ode to the beauty of diversity."
—School Library Journal
"A wonderful children's anthem celebrating diversity."
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