By Gabrielle Brimard
This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Lila, a young girl new to town and excited to make friends at school. When she arrives at school full of hope, a bully teases her about her appearance and makes her feel ashamed of looking different.
Each day her tormenter taunts her about a different feature, and Lila hides a different part of her unique beauty, trying to fit in with the other children. Lila’s hopefulness wilts more and more as the weeks pass, until a very special encounter with a crow shows her that our differences are beautiful and should be appreciated.
This enchanting story, originally written in French, is wonderful to share with your school age children. The ending is uplifting and makes for very happy reading!