Monday, January 30, 2017

The Lamb-a-roo by Diana Kimpton

The Lamb-a-roo written by Diana Kimpton and Illustrated by Rosalind Bearshaw was published in 2006 and is a story of adoption. Kimpton is an adoptive parent who adopted a brown eyed child who longed to have eyes like the rest of her family.

In Lamb-a-roo, a lamb is adopted by a kangaroo. The mother and baby lamb love each other very much, but the lamb wants so badly to be more like a kangaroo. He does everything he can think of to become more like his mother.

He finds some bed springs and is excited to finally be able to jump, but if he is more like a kangaroo, he is less like himself - his own true perfect self.

This beautifully illustrated story is about accepting and appreciating differences and about learning that you don't have to be like someone in order to love them completely.

Unfortunately this book is out of print, but it can still be found at reasonable prices online.

Read to a child today to help them see that they are not so different after all and that different can be a good thing.  

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