Same, Same but Different

Bibliographic Information: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (September 13, 2011)

Brief Annotation: This books tells the story of how two boys living in different countries discover, through exchanging photos and letters, that while they have many things that make them different, they are very much the same.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: k-2

Readers who will like this: Students who are interested in other cultures, and students who may feel different from their peers for whatever reason.

Rating/Response: 5, This book is beautifully simple and easy to read, while having a strong message of friendship and acceptance.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What are some ways you are different from your friends? What are some ways you are the same?

Reading Strategy: Making Connections

Rationale for strategy: This book can be used to open a dialogue of how children can seem very different from each other, yet have a lot in common as well.  This could be used in a classroom with children of different nationalities and children with special needs.

Posted by: Olivia Cyr


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