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5.0 out of 5 stars A Positive book which my 2 year old son enjoys
This is an interactive book, which asks questions such as what do mummy and daddy do to make you feel special? What special things do you do? It says how God makes you and how he loves you and that this makes you special. It also briefly describes that we are different (big, small etc) but are all special. There is even a mirror in the book for the children to look at...
Published on 4 Oct 2000

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the same as the original
This is a delightful little book celebrating the uniqueness of every child, written in poetry form and is perfectly acceptable if this is all you are looking for. HOWEVER although there is little outside difference (apart from a different colour and slight difference in the style of writing on the front cover), be aware that it is COMPLETELY different to the original,...
Published 14 months ago by Hazel Brinicombe


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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Positive book which my 2 year old son enjoys, 4 Oct 2000
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This is an interactive book, which asks questions such as what do mummy and daddy do to make you feel special? What special things do you do? It says how God makes you and how he loves you and that this makes you special. It also briefly describes that we are different (big, small etc) but are all special. There is even a mirror in the book for the children to look at and see themselves. It's not really a story, more a basis for discussion, and only appropriate if you want to introduce your children to God.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the same as the original, 22 Oct 2013
This review is from: You are Very Special (Board book)
This is a delightful little book celebrating the uniqueness of every child, written in poetry form and is perfectly acceptable if this is all you are looking for. HOWEVER although there is little outside difference (apart from a different colour and slight difference in the style of writing on the front cover), be aware that it is COMPLETELY different to the original, paperback version. Although the illustrations on each page are identical the words have been changed entirely. The original was not written in verse but had a lovely rhythm and was full of prompting questions, which are great to aid discussions with your child about how special they are. More significantly the original book emphasised how we are all made by God and makes a wonderful Christening or dedication present. However, having seen the board book (better for younger babies) I ordered that, only to discover that it has been completely secularised - ie there is no mention of God at all. Perhaps this is to make it more acceptable to a wider readership, but for a Christening gift (as was intended) it is absolutely useless, and I think it loses something. (Amazon won't even let me insert a product link to the original version, as the two books are linked and it only links to the newer version, although at the time of writing the old one is still sold on Amazon by various marketplace sellers). For the avoidance of doubt the original version is paperback (as opposed to board book), has blue writing on the front (rather than pink as on the newer version), the title is written in an older-fashioned typeface (rather than modern handwritten-type font) and has ISBN 0745942695 (not ISBN 0745963005/0745963006).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely., 10 July 2014
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Lovely little book with a good message.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You are Very Special, 10 Jan 2014
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Met the author on a train so bought the book. Not suitable for any family member, as they are too old, but absolutely wonderful for use in our Church, especially the Messy Church sessions
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Gift Book, 26 July 2013
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Mirror at the end is a great way to finish this full of truth feel good book for babies/toddlers. It made an excellent gift for a dedication/christening/babies birthday/christmas
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice but long, 26 Mar 2013
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Nice little story but there is alot of text to get through on each page and the young ones under 4 years get impatient with the wait to turn the page since its such a small book ( about the same size as a cd case ) It would be better with a more simplified narrative though the suprise at the back always has the children wanting it again
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review, 1 Mar 2013
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I gave this little book a 4* because it uses very simple language and explanation for a child with a perception of individualism to understand the what makes them special and different from others and how they are part of a whole structure of social interaction. It is a good teacher of social behaviour.
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