Every So Often a Zebra Has Spots

Hardcover: $19.99
Paperback: $11.99

Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots is an animal book like no other. It shows the reader that being different is what makes us each so special. Your differences are what make this world a more beautiful place. Stand out. Be different. Be you.

What if a zebra had spots? What if a cow gave us lemonade? What if a frog said “Meow?” What if a peacock had no feathers at all? This book references animals that do not fit the expectation of them. It is important that we raise our children to see our differences as a positive and beautiful thing.

This book is available in board book (for children birth - 3 years young). Our board books make wonderful baby shower and new baby gifts! They are also wildly popular in preschools around the world and toddlers are absolutely loving this book!

This book is available in paperback (for children 4 years - 9 years young). The benefit to purchasing a paperback book is that they include additional work pages at the back of the book. As a teacher and mom myself, I feel that providing my readers with Activity Pages and Inspiration/Discussion Pages is a beneficial way to inspire positive conversations in homes and schools around the world. Let us work together to make this world a kinder, more accepting, and more respectful place.

This book is available in hardcover (COMING SOON DECEMBER 2020) (All ages - A treasure to have for the rest of your life and generations to come). The benefit to purchasing a hardcover book is that you receive all of the benefits of a paperback book but instead of a paperback cover you get a sturdy hardcover. All of my books can be treasured for a lifetime!

Let’s work together to build a world full of light, positivity, respect, laughter, and love. Everyone is capable of learning how to be positive, accepting, and kind. Join the thousands of fans who love to have fun, and are empowering their children with The Be Books collection.

A few words from the author Lauren Grabois Fischer 

In my book, Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots, children learn about animals that are different than what is expected of them. Trust me when I say that children around the world are finding this book to be hilarious and fun. Little do they know that they are learning lifelong lessons of acceptance and respect. As a teacher and mom, I believe in motivating children to be the best versions of themselves.

book about cowThere are many benefits to reading a book about animals when you are young. Learning fun facts about animals helps promote an early science awareness and can create a love for animals which can lead to a life of protecting animals. This alone makes this book a must-have addition to every little learner's library.

Why is it fun for children to read about animals?

Animals are an easy thing to connect with. Most children find animals fascinating and interesting enough to want to learn about. Think about when you were a baby. Learning the sounds that each animal made was so fun! The cow says “moo.” The sheep says, “Baaa.” The pig says, “Oink.” We even learned about the sounds of animals in songs. What a fun way to explore animals and their voices! Do you remember learning the song, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm?” We often associate certain colors with an animal. Pink is often connected to a pig or a flamingo. When we think of green, we think of a frog. When we think of black and white, we think of a zebra. It is fun to make connections between animals and colors. Children enjoy comparing things that they know.

books about animalsOn the left hand side, you see the animal as it “should be.” On the right hand side, you see the animal being unique. This book is a wonderful way to start a conversation about expectations and why being different is a wonderful thing. As parents and educators, we must provide our children and students with valuable lessons that they can take with them as they grow up. We must teach them to be kind and thoughtful people and to have empathy for others. This book will help guide those conversations and inspire your children to ask those questions that can help them change the world.

Have you ever met a young child who was not interested in learning about animals? I have not! Animals are just fun to learn about. It is fun to mimic the sounds an animal makes. It is fun to act out how an animal moves. I can say with confidence that most children are fascinated with animals.

Do you remember as a child visiting the zoo or getting your first pet? These are unforgettable moments. When you add Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots to your child’s book the be books surprisecollection, you are ensuring a memorable experience that your child will hold with them forever. Each animal in this book was hand selected by Lauren Grabois Fischer, the author and founder of The Be Books. Lauren puts her heart and soul into every single book that she writes. You will love having this bright and colorful, fun and educational, comic hilarious and witty book on your bookshelf. Don’t take our word for it.

Read the reviews below to see what others are saying about this book and the whole collection of The Be Books.

Because of the buzz (pun on words) over Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots, Lauren Grabois Fischer decided to expand and has a new animal book coming out December 2020 that will be added to her book collection.

The Zoo’s Big News will be out in December 2020. This is the story behind the zebra with spots. This is the story of how the mother felt when she first saw her baby who was “different.” It is important to talk about those feelings of confusion and uncertainty and watch as her opinion evolved into a deeper understanding of what truly is important. The reader will follow the mom as she herself learns what true beauty means and how special it is to be different and “be you.”

Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots Customer Review:

5 comments on “Every So Often a Zebra Has Spots”

  1. Be powerful by being unique!
    This lovely book reminds all of us, young and not so young, that we are special because we are unique. Reading this book to my child wraps them in confidence and love. It's a great way to put your child to bed so when they wake, they remember your last words of confidence and uniqueness equals power. I've purchased this collection of books as gifts too. Perfect for a baby shower or first through fifth birthday. Even now that my boys are over the age of nine, I keep the book on their shelf to remind them of the beautiful message they learned. When little ones come over, my kids read this book to them. Makes me cry every time because they are spreading love.

  2. The "Inspiration & Discussion" after the story is just what the world needs... Great for kids.
    One part of the book "Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots" that really stands out for me is, when the questions are asked in "Inspiration & Discussion". WoW Awesome way to open discussion with your kids. I Love The Cute illustrations in this book. Although a brand new book, I feel this one will be remembered as a Classics,
    when The Next Generation looks back on there childhood...
    Thank You Lauren Grabois Fischer. My Nephew Love it...

  3. Needed in every household and classroom!
    Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2020
    This was one of my favorite books by Lauren Grabois Fischer! In this book she was able allow the reading to think outside the box while introducing and celebrating everyone's differences! For your older readers, this book is PERFECT when it comes to teaching about stereotypes. We are all different and this book celebrates just that!

  4. Love the Book Cover
    My two year old favorite. I think she's attracted to the cover, she literally picked up this book every single time maybe because of the Zebra, she is an animal lover. During our book story every time we flipped the page both of their laughter got even louder. This book made them very very happy.

  5. Great book to show how being unique is always good!!!
    It's one thing to tell your child they are special, it's another to prove it. This book helps kids prove just how special they are no matter how different from others they may be. It helps kids see the silly to explain the truths about the world... it's ok to be different!!! Being different is good, and fun, and exciting, and special!!!

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About the Author

Lauren Grabois Fischer

Lauren began writing poetry and short stories at a young age. After earning a BA in Elementary Education, she went on to teach Elementary School for nine years. Thanks to her husband’s encouragement, Lauren combined her passion for working with young children and her love for writing and made her dreams a reality by creating, The Be Books.
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