The first book I bought for my daughter is called “And here’s to you” by David Elliot. I first heard about it on a story on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition program, where they did a reading.
The art work is colorful and fun, and the text is beautiful. I love the rhythm and the message. It rejoices in the life around us and celebrates the differences that make us unique with gentle acceptance. Here’s a sample:
Here’s to the cows! The Giving People!
Here’s to the woolly ones,
the bonny and the bully ones.
Here’s to the silky ones,
and butter-cream and milky ones.
Oh, I love the cows!
Listen to the reading here. It’s beautifully done.