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Horace, a leopard, is the adopted son of tiger parents. Every night at bedtime Mama tells him how he came to be their child. Horace always falls asleep before the story ends. As Horace grows older, he begins to wonder whether he belongs with his adoptive family. One night he proves his own ending to the story he has heard so often. Full-color illustrations.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Mulberry Books
(first published April 26th 1991)
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Horace is a little leopard who gets adopted by two lions. The book can help connect with children who were adopted by a family who is a different race. It also can help parents of these children understand that they need to know about their own culture.
Apr 29, 2012 Alicia Evans rated it it was amazing
This book is just amazing on so many different levels. Horace is adopted and he feels like he stands out far too much with his spots in a family of stripes. His family loves him very much but he has a hard time feeling like he fits in. One day he runs away to find a family like him but he finds out what true family is instead. This book is perfect for kids who are dealing with being adopted or for kids who feel different from others in their family or others around them.
Mar 02, 2012 Melanie rated it really liked it
Horace was adopted by the tiger family because they wanted a child and they liked his spots. But Horace doesn't like not looking like everyone else. One day he decides to run away and find a family that looks more like him. He manages to find one having a picnic in the park. He is immediately invited to play hide and seek. He is the last one to be found and by that time, he misses his family and ends up going home.
Mar 05, 2008 Terry added it · review of another edition
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