A lovely story about Gifts and how our community can help us see those special parts of ourselves. It’s the first day of school and the teacher asks everyone to give their name and special talent. Jack begins to get nervous! He doesn’t have a special talent! Everyone else seems to have easy time lifting up what they do well and the special skill or capacity underlying their actions. When it is finally Jack’s turn he busts out that he doesn’t have a special talent and then proceeds to recite every other student’s name and their special talent. The teacher helps Jack see that he has the gift of remembering! Lovely multicultural illustrations.
Acrylic paintings that pop with energy and charm make this story by veteran author and illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler the perfect boost for any child who questions his or her abilities.
Author: Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Illustrator: Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux
Age Group: 4 to 5 years
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