Score: 94/100 (9.4 out of 10)
"We All Have Spots” is a really, really special book to us. It spoke to us in a way we weren't expecting, and it did this with art that initially underwhelmed us.
This isn't the most beautiful book in a picturesque or artistic sense, but it is one of the more beautiful books in the simplicity of its delivery and the weight of its message: that we're all valuable despite our differences. Another message that the book puts across is that despite how we feel from time to time—whether sad, mad, or lonely—we are never truly alone. There's always someone out there who cares about us or can relate to us. Yes, the message is very similar to “The Only Blue Crow” but is presented in a different way.
“We All Have Spots” follows a little leopard named Logan who is separated from his prowl after oversleeping. Silly Logan! He embarks on a fun adventure through the jungle and safari lands in search of the other leopards, only to run into various other animals along the way. On his journey, he learns that there are all kinds of other animals out there other than leopards and that all of them are unique and cool in their own ways!
One of the other phenomenal things about this book is its simplicity. This book is incredibly simple in its presentation, its art, and its writing. And, because of that, it's also incredibly easy for children of all ages to follow. We love to see that in a children's book. Most of the pages consist of only one or two lines, all of them simple, containing a subject and a verb. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what's going on in this children's book, and it shouldn't.
Lastly, Logan is just such a lovable little leopard character. His face is always full of emotions and expressions. There are times when he's excited or happy to find a new friend. There are times when he looks sad, concerned, or confused. He's really a character you get behind and connect with.
We highly recommend this children's book! It may not be the most artsy, colorful, beautiful thing you've ever seen, but it follows such a likable, lovable character on such a heartwarming adventure! Remember that you are accepted and that you belong!
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