Why Me, Mama?

A Children's Book About The Disability Experience

Children - Picture Book
48 Pages
Reviewed on 06/04/2023
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Reviewed by Haiqa Munir for Readers' Favorite

Friendship grows when diversity is celebrated, and acceptance is embraced. Why Me, Mama? by Katherine Lockwood takes readers on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance through the eyes of Rose, a bird who feels different from her friends. When Rose and her mom invite their animal friends to a birthday party, they discover they all have something that sets them apart. The story beautifully captures Rose's innocence and vulnerability as she expresses her anxiety about being different. With her mother's gentle guidance, Rose realizes everyone has their differences, visible and invisible. The story highlights the importance of understanding and kindness as Rose's friends embrace and celebrate themselves. Each encounter with Rose's animal friends reveals diversity and teaches important life lessons.

Katherine Lockwood encourages young readers to look beyond surface differences and appreciate the inner strength and beauty within us all. The writing is engaging and accessible to children, and the dialogue is simple yet effective, revealing the thoughts and experiences of the characters. The interactions between Rose and her friends are delightful, filled with moments of understanding and encouragement. The illustrations depict various animal characters to complete the story and reflect their joy, affection, and friendship. Why Me, Mama? promotes acceptance and emphasizes the importance of creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and inclusive. This is a fun children's book and an essential tool for teaching understanding and encouraging discussion about diversity, acceptance, and friendship. It encourages children to embrace their unique characteristics and appreciate the differences of others, developing compassion and tolerance from an early age. This heartwarming story will engage young readers and leave lasting memories of the power of kindness and understanding.