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BastianReviewsAlabamaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good ThemeFebruary 21, 2017BastianReviewsAlabamaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Same Kind of Different As Me For Kids by Ron Hall and Denver Moore is about a black man who grew up working hard on a plantation and then goes to the city. He lives for many years in the streets, homeless, hungry, and learns the love of Jesus through a volunteer at a homeless shelter. I love the theme in the book that "Nobody can help everybody but everybody can help somebody".
I think Denver Moore's story is an amazing story. However, I think this book is really better for elementary school age kids. Preschoolers are still a little bit young to understand all the things happening in the story. However, having said that, I will still read it to my preschooler.
Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Not quite what I was expectingFebruary 20, 2017Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3"Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids" is juvenile nonfiction--the autobiography of Denver Moore told in a simple, brief way. He started by talking about his childhood on a cotton plantation in Louisiana during the Great Depression. When he grew up, he no longer wanted to be a sharecropper, so he traveled to a city. He couldn't get a job, so he became a homeless person who felt no one cared about him. Ron Hall and others eventually reached out to him and showed him God's love. Denver Moore then worked to help other homeless people. The lesson tagged on at the end is that "nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody."
The illustrations are by Ron Hall, but they look like a child drew them. They're very simple and lack detail. These vague, child-like drawings seem more suited to a made-up story or a story told by a child. Since this is an autobiography told by adults, I'd have preferred clear illustrations showing what life was really like or even some pictures of these people and places (if any existed) to help ground the story in reality.
I like reading Christian autobiographies to children, and this was worth reading once. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, though.
I received this book as a review copy from the publisher through BookLook.
Milk Donor MamaOhioAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Inspiring to any childFebruary 4, 2017Milk Donor MamaOhioAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids: Everybody Can Help Somebody by Ron Hall and Denver Moore is a book for kids about how every person can do something important in the life of another.
This book chronicles Denver's story of growing up as a poor sharecropper and as a homeless teenager and adult. The kind words of a stranger and a personal connection with her led to his becoming able to read and write.
This is a quick, easy to read story that will provoke a lot of thought and discussion in kids. This would be an excellent book for a classroom. I would recommend this book for children ages 5 to 9.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
BeckyOhioAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Great Conversation StarterJanuary 29, 2017BeckyOhioAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Same Kind of Different as Me (forKids) by Ron Hall & Denver Moore is the story of Denver Moore's life. The story has beautiful, simple pictures of Denver Moore's life and his story of growing up as a share cropper in the South during the great depression. The book depicts the story of how Denver became a homeless man using child friendly language. The story also tells how he met Debbie and Ron Hall, and how his life changed when he felt loved by God.
Denver Moore wanted to have a picture book of his life to share with children. He wanted the story to be simple and easy to understand. I believe this book would have lived up to his expectations. The pictures do a great job showing poverty and homelessness in a realistic way for children. I feel the book is a great springboard to having meaningful conversation with your children. The story challenges children to look at someone's life that is not like theirs and maybe see how that person arrived there. It also challenges them to help others who are different from themselves.
I feel this is a great book and I would recommend it. I believe it will open up wonderful conversations with your children and you will be glad that you shared Denver's story with them.
I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
Lights UP North5 Stars Out Of 5Same Kind of Different As MeJanuary 27, 2017Lights UP NorthQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love me message that the book, Same Kind of Different As Me displays. This is the childrens version of a story of slavery to freedom. The story helps to depict history in a way that children can understand- but it also then ties in an important lesson of helping someone and not judging them for how they look or act.
The book follows the life of a boy named Denver who was born on a plantation as a slave. Denver, when grown, hitches a ride on a train to a city. While in the city, he is homeless. He eats out of garbage cans and lives out of a cardboard box. 99% of people pass by him and dont even care. Then, one woman decides to explain to Denver that God loves him. She teaches him how to read and write. She helps him to understand his true worth. He then turns his life around.
I love how the book depicts the message that we need to love even the homeless. We need to minister to the lost and to the needy.
The illustrations in this book appear to have been drawn by children, which gives it a unique touch. It is a book that I would say is geared more towards the age group of 5-8. I feel the children who are listening need to be able to sit still for 10 minutes and have a longer attention span. The children who I read this story to absolutely loved it!
I received this book through booklookbloggers.com in exchange for my honest opinion.
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