Tim Bowers

Age range: Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Recommended for: This book is a fun read for any kid who has ever been criticized for being unique or different. It celebrates differences and pokes fun at adults who want their children to be “typical.” The metaphor of the story could apply to many scenarios, but it could be a particularly good fit for kids who are neurodiverse (e..g., autism, ADHD) or LGBTQIA and need a light-hearted reminder that their differences are assets rather than flaws (who wouldn’t love to hang out with a dragon who breathes whipped cream rather than fire?!).