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The Zoo's Big News

A magical story about the beauty of being different.

$11.99 - $18.99

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Have you ever felt different? This book will remind you why you are perfect just as you are. Be confident and be you! This is the beautiful story of a very special zebra born at the zoo. Follow along as his mom has mixed emotions about her baby having spots instead of stripes. She eventually realizes that his differences are what will make him stand out in the crowds.

This is the story of acceptance, kindness, gratitude, and love.  Our beauty shines from within and our differences are what make us each so special. 

Being different is wonderful!

A fun, creative, and easy way to discuss differences, prejudice, disabilities, kindness, acceptance, and love.

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Paperback

Available for children newborn - 9 years young. An 8.5” by 8.5”, lightweight, softcover book that fits easily into your child’s backpack so they can share their new favorite book with a friend.

Hardcover

Available for children newborn - 9 years young.An 8.5” by 8.5” hardcover book.A book your children will enjoy for years and years and a treasure to have for the rest of your life and generations to come.

Reading Age

Reading Age

Birth - 9 years

Print length

Print length

48 pages

Language

Language

English

Grade level

Grade level

Preschool - 3rd grade

  • Build Confidence And Believe In Yourself

    This is the beautiful story of a very special zebra born at the zoo. Follow along as his mom has mixed emotions about her baby having spots instead of stripes. She eventually realizes that his differences are what will make him stand out in the crowds.

  • Talking About Differences With Our Children

    Having the difficult conversations at an early age can create a brighter and less difficult future for your children. When your children know that they have a safe space to come to, they feel comfortable and welcomed to open up about their fears, insecurities, and doubts. Isn't that what we all want to create?.. A safe space for open communication.

  • Reading Books With Personified Animals

    Children love reading books about animals. Animals are a fun and simple way to make a book lighthearted. They are sweet and when personified, they are relatable in a fun way. Have you ever felt like this mama zebra?

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Words from the Author

Talking about Differences with our Children

Sitting down to talk about differences with your children and students can be a challenging conversation… But it shouldn’t be. My two books, The Zoo’s Big News and Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots, are a gift from me to you to simplify the process. I am trying to provide parents, elementary teachers, preschool teachers, school counselors, and all those reading my books, a simple way to bring light to the beauty of being different.

Every single one of us is unique and one of a kind. But why do we judge others when they “look different,” “speak differently,” or “love differently?” Why are people afraid of someone who looks or acts different than them? There is no simple answer to that but I can say that much of the fear comes from not knowing.

This leads me to why I write books that inspire conversations about being different. I want children to ask those questions and I want parents and educators to know how to respond. Children need to know that ALL living creatures deserve respect and love. Children need to know to be kind to everyone and welcoming to everyone. Friends come in all sizes, colors, and shapes.