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“This story, with its gentle message of not only accepting differences but learning from them, is an effective read-aloud and a worthy addition to most collections.” –School Library Journal

That’s NOT How You Do It!

Written by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
Published by Child's Play International

Lucy knows how to do everything. She knows how to eat with a spoon and fork, play the xylophone, paint elephants and lots more besides! All her friends ask her for help if they need to know the right way to do something. When Toshi arrives, Lucy thinks he can’t do anything properly at all. He eats differently, plays strange music, and he definitely can’t paint elephants. She can barely hide her frustration. And when she finally tries to teach Toshi the right way to do things, she learns a very important lesson herself. A simple, funny tale about understanding, respecting and enjoying our differences.

Primary ISBN: 9781846439292

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Setting: Fictional location

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Arrival

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