Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 11

Picture Book: Whoever You Are

Author: Mem Fox

Illustrator: Leslie Staub

Summary: This book celebrates the diversity of the world’s human beings, while exploring the ways in which people are alike and different.

Hanna’s Comments: The affirming text and vibrant illustrations invite discussion of how the global community is connected yet beautifully diverse.

Publisher & Date of Publication: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2006

Age and Grade Appropriateness: 4 and up, Preschool and up

# of Pages: 32

Available in Spanish? yes

Formats other than Book: Youtube video

PBT Category: Non-fiction

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: beauty, body of Christ, community, differences, diversity, earth/world, family, humanity, image of God, pacifism/peace/peaceful/peacemakers/peaceable kingdom, unity, wonder

Scripture Connections: made in God’s image (Genesis 1), wonderfully made (Psalm 129), body of Christ (Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4)

Idea(s) for Application: This book would be a great gift from your faith community to families with new babies. It could also be used in a program for training foreign missionaries or a faith community that is serving or welcoming a group of refugees. 


  1. I love seeing these colorful picture books each day! It is reminding me of the joy I had reading picture books to my children. The books always stirred my own sense of creativity. Great job, Hanna, in getting this wonderful resource out to so many people! Nan

    1. Just now getting my comments. Thanks for the encouragement and for letting me borrow some picture books.

  2. I agree. I was just introduced, and I think it is an incredible resource! Thank you!

    1. Just now getting access to the comments. So glad you like my blog!