About the Book:
(Delightful, Rhyming Bedtime Story/Picture Book About Appreciating Differences, for Beginner Readers, Ages 2-8)
Being a child of color, specifically the color of cinnamon, Kimberly is left out of many activities by her classmates. When her teacher notices this, she uses the metaphor of the many flavors of ice cream to explain that we may all be different on the outside but are made of the same ingredient on the inside – sweetness. After discovering that they all had differences – red hair, freckles, glasses, blue eyes, and skin color, the students decide to appreciate their differences as well as their sameness, adding that “sweetness, goodness, and kindness are better seen when we practice color blindness.”
All in rhyme with 25 delightful illustrations.
Be sure to take a peek at Allison Rose with Her Dancing Toes, another charming, rhyming book by Sally Huss.
Targeted Age Group: 2-8
I’m just a little girl with a little curl.
Because of my skin, I’m called Cinnamon Girl.
I love my skin because it’s mine,
Even though others might not think it’s fine.
I have two eyes, two ears, a nose, and a mouth like others…
Two arms, two legs…
And even two brothers.
We live in a home with our mother and father.
Their skin is different, no one seems to bother.
But kids are different. I wish they would get to know me
More than just the color of my skin that is only a part of me.
I’m full of dance, full of fun.
Inside I’m just like everyone.
But because I appear different, I stand a part.
No one seems to know how I feel in my heart.
I’m sad I’m not always included in an activity or a game.
I wish they would call me Kimberly. That’s my real name.
But no, it’s Cinnamon Girl, Cinnamon Girl.
I’m the girl with the dark skin and the little curl.
Then it happened. It was a bit of luck.
Our class won a contest and we earned a visit
from the ice cream truck.