John Jensen feels that he's different. He feels different when he eats his breakfast, when he brushes his teeth, when he sits in his office at work. Often he lies awake at night wondering what exactly it is that makes him different from everyone else. None of his attempts to fit in succeed until an unexpected turn of events helps John Jensen discover that everyone has differences-and that perhaps he's best off exactly the way he is.
John J. Jensen feels that he’s different. He feels different when he eats his breakfast, when he brushes his teeth, when he sits in his office at work. Often he lies awake at night wondering what exactly it is that makes him different from everyone else. Maybe it’s his tail? Or his bow tie?
But with the help of Dr. Field, John J. Jensen discovers that perhaps he isn’t that different after alland that he’s probably best off exactly the way he is.
Henrik Hovland is a Norwegian author and journalist. But hehas also worked as a security guard, an internationalinvestigator, a travel guide, a war reporter, and aconstruction worker. Henrik lives in Oslo.
Torill Kove is a Norwegian-born film director and animatorwho has also illustrated several children's books. She haslived in Canada since 1982.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Bank Street College, Best Children's Books of the Year (2013)
Canadian Children's Book Center, Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred Selection
Fuse #8, 100 Magnificent Children's Books for 2012 - Picture Books
H. W. Wilson, EBSCO Publishing, Children's Core Collections Star Title (2013)
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), Outstanding International Books(2013)
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