Nobody is like you.
My favorite color is green.
But perhaps yours is blue.
My favorite animal is the panda.
You might prefer a kangaroo.
I like to swim across the lake.
You might suggest a canoe.
I love to eat a slice of cake.
But you would rather a stew.
Don't you feel a stomach ache.
When you bite more than you can chew?
I might run away from snakes.
When you see one, you say "Yahoo"!
When I get home, I love to bathe.
You run away from the shampoo.
I love to draw with colored pencils.
You might select the glitter glue.
I think it's clear where I am going.
But we have time for a review.
Nobody is like me.
I love to drink a cup of coffee.
You might prefer a sip of tea.
I love to travel to the mountains.
You take vacations on the sea.
I might think that math is hard.
For you it's simple as 1-2-3.
I might drive and think it's boring.
You take a ride and say "whoopee".
I might like to stay at home.
But you would rather climb a tree.
For now one thing should be clear.
As I am sure you will agree.
It makes me smile from cheek to cheek.
That everybody is so unique.
by Mathias Neves
• A comfy seat, maybe a nice pillow or blanket
• The story printable
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Print out the story and set aside digital gadgets for a while
Sit down with your child in a comfy place
Ready, set and read!
Ask the playful questions listed below to take the activity further.
Hi! I’m Mathias Neves, a Toronto-based Brazilian author. My books and short stories are mostly focused on mental health, but I believe the most boring of topics can be made interesting for children. When not writing, you can find me working as a digital marketer at HiMama.
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