Whoever you are / by Mem Fox ; illustrated by Leslie Staub.

By: Fox, Mem, 1946-Contributor(s): Staub, Leslie, 1957- [ill.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1997Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cmISBN: 0152007873; 9780152007874Subject(s): Ethnicity -- Juvenile literature | Individual differences -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Picture books for children.DDC classification: 305.8 LOC classification: GN495.6 | .F69 1997Summary: Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join us together, such as pain, joy, and love.
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Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join us together, such as pain, joy, and love.

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K-Gr 3‘Fox has composed a simple refrain to celebrate human connections in this lovely picture book. "Little one, whoever you are," she explains, there are children all over the world who may look different, live in different homes and different climates, go to different schools, and speak in different tongues but all children love, smile, laugh, and cry. Their joys, pain, and blood are the same, "whoever they are, wherever they are, all over the world." Staub's oil paintings complement the simple text. She uses bright matte colors for the landscapes and portraits, placing them in gold borders, set with jewels and molded from plaster and wood. These frames enclose the single- and double-page images and echo the rhythm of the written phrases. Within the covers of the book, the artist has created an art gallery that represents in color, shape, and texture, the full range of human experience.‘Barbara Kiefer, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Mem Fox was born on March 5, 1946 in Melbourne, Australia. She attended a drama school in London. She returned to Australia where she was a college professor.

She writes children's books including Possum Magic, Night Noises, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Time for Bed, Koala Lou, Wombat Divine, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello Baby!, A Giraffe in the Bath (co-written with Olivia Rawson), Count Goats!, and The Little Dragon. She has also written several books for adults.

She has received numerous awards including the 1990 Dromkeen Medal for distinguished services to children's literature, a 1991 Advance Australia Award for her outstanding contribution to Australian literature, and a medal in the 1993 Australia Day Honours awards for services to the cultural life of Australia.

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