It’s Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr encourages diversity and invites children to embrace those things that makes us special. I don’t know if my kids were first drawn to this book for it’s bright colors or fun, playful pictures but I love the book for it’s message of acceptance told with tons of creativity and humor.
It’s Okay To Be Different offers a wonderful opportunity to talk to your kids about diverse people and what might be special about themselves that they can be proud of. Lessons in self-acceptance should start early and last a lifetime, even I found myself learning a thing or two from this book. Reminders that ‘It’s okay to be proud of yourself’ and ‘It’s okay to do something nice for yourself’ were particularly pertinent and ‘It’s okay to eat macaroni and cheese in the bathtub’? I should, without a doubt, do more of that.
They have a tinge of sweetness from honey which makes them terrific brunch food, but I can see them working just as nicely at dinner with I don’t know, some fried chicken……yep, uhuh.
Oh, and let’s not forget the Strawberry-Jalapeño Butter. Leave the seeds if you like a kick in the pants with your waffles, otherwise take them out and just get a tongue-tingling edge to an otherwise sweet, rich butter that compliments the crispy corn-filled waffles just perfectly.