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The Barefoot Book of Children is a big book, both in terms of size and with respect to the rich concepts it navigates so simply and beautifully. Things like individuality and belonging, uniqueness and commonality, diversity and acceptance are communicated in a way that children enjoy and understand. Gorgeous, plentiful illustrations and gentle, playful words portray children of various shapes, sizes, and hues in many a context. Numerous places, cultures and foods, various styles of dress, assorted family configurations, and a multitude of languages and activities convey that it's a big world and we're all part of it - we are all different and yet the same. Each colorfully illustrated pair of pages is like a story unto itself, so much so that children tend to linger to take it all in. A highly entertaining and informative section following the story provides greater detail on the myriad of peoples, places, and traditions represented throughout this enchanting hardcover book.