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No matter how you start your day, What you wear when you play, Or if you come from far away, All are welcome here.
Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcome. A school where children in patkas, hijabs, baseball caps and yarmulkes play side by side. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions. A school where diversity is a strength.
Warm and inspiring, All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, and they are welcome in their school. Engaging lyrical text and bright, accessible illustrations make this book a must for every child's bookshelf, classroom and library.
About the Authors
Alexandra Penfold has authored several children's books in the US including Eat, Sleep, Poop (Knopf), We Are Brothers, We Are Friends (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and Science Experiments You Can Eat (Workman). She is also a literary agent, and one of her clients is Suzanne Kaufman.
Suzanne Kaufman lives in Seattle with her husband Jonathan and two daughters. She has had a keen interest in children's books, animation and cartoons since she was a child herself. Over the years she has been an animator in special effects for Universal and Discovery, and an award-winning animator of video games. She has also illustrated several books for children including Naughty Claudine (Random House) and 100 Bugs (Farrar, Strous & Giroux). Suzanne is currently a senior lecturer for film and video game animation.
A celebration as much as it is a story! * Bookbairn *
The book's message makes it applicable to any child and the icing on the cake is the colourful illustration filled with speech bubbles that display `Welcome' in many languages. Parents will love the educational element and the caring message, and I'm sure children will love trying to read new languages and repeat the phrase; ALL ARE WELCOME * Armadillo Magazine *