Felix’s new skirt

Summary:

Felix likes to wear skirts. He thinks they’re fun and his family doesn’t mind, but that’s not the case for Felix’s classmates. Can Felix’s parents come up with a way to validate Felix’s expression, while also teaching the other children a lesson in acceptance?

Comment:

A timely picture book that tackles themes of empathy and tolerance in a world where it’s tough to be different. This is a short, but powerful book about acceptance, respect, and self-affirmation. Told from Evelyn’s point of view, the story shows how she learns to embrace her individuality, her uniqueness, and to discover ways to express it. Thus, Queen can be seen not only as a friend but also as a mentor, who shows her how to get along in the world with confidence. Due to his name and looks, Queen is bullied by some of his classmates but the way he deals with it provides Evelyn with an example on what it means to be true to one’s self and embrace differences in others.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Brichzin, Kerstin

Illustrator(s): Kuprin, Igor

Publisher: Minedition

City: Hong Kong

Year: 2018

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9789888341580

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: EN

Original Language: DE

Keywords: Bullying, Clothes, Diversity, Families, Self-acceptance


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