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Garrett's Wonderful World of Wonders: Learning About Differences with Curiosity and Kindness

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In "Garrett's Wonderful World of Wonders: Learning about Differences with Curiosity and Kindness," readers will join Garrett on his adventures through a colorful village where he encounters people with different backgrounds, abilities, and cultures. With his natural curiosity and respectful approach, Garrett learns about the unique qualities that make each person special and discovers that asking questions can be a fun and enriching experience. 

This children's book is a heartwarming tale that teaches kids the difference between being rude and being open when it comes to people who are different from them. With its playful yet thought-provoking tone, "Garrett's Wonderful World of Wonders" encourages children to embrace curiosity and respect, and to never be afraid of asking questions. 

The story is accompanied by vivid illustrations that bring the village and its inhabitants to life, making it a delightful read for both kids and adults. Whether at home or in the classroom, "Garrett's Wonderful World of Wonders" is the perfect book to spark conversations about diversity, empathy, and the importance of kindness.


 ISBN: 978-1-0881-0923-6


  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Body
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Curiosities & Wonders

Lexile Range: 810L-1000L (Grade 3-6)
Audience: Juvenile (Child 8-11)
Page count: 40

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Author's Biography

Shakeema Funchess is an inspiring author who is making a difference in the lives of young readers. She is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and pre-law. She minored in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Born and raised in bustling cities in New York, Funchess developed a love for writing and storytelling at a young age. After completing her education, Funchess began her career as a writer, focusing on creating stories that would empower and inspire young readers. She drew upon her own experiences as an African American woman to create relatable characters that would help children understand the complexities of the world around them. She is deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in her writing, and her stories often feature characters from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Funchess is known for her dynamic and engaging artistic style, which is both educational and entertaining. Her stories often tackle difficult topics such as racism, discrimination, and prejudice, but always do so with a message of hope and resilience. She is also a dedicated advocate for literacy and education and has worked tirelessly to promote the importance of reading and writing skills among young people. She wants her books to captivate and inspire young readers, and she remains committed to creating stories that promote diversity, kindness, empathy, and understanding.

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