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We're All Wonders


4.29  ·  Rating details ·  7,505 ratings  ·  1,036 reviews
The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, soon to be a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Stacy This book should be available at pretty much every library in the Children's Department.
Abby Brithinee This book is intended for an adult to read it to a child, rather than for independent reading, and will be especially good for children ages 5-8. If y…moreThis book is intended for an adult to read it to a child, rather than for independent reading, and will be especially good for children ages 5-8. If you're reading this book to a child, though, I'd say you can really read it to a child of any age. Hearing a variety of words as early as possible is extremely beneficial to young children (check out 1,000 books before Kindergarten), and children as young as three or four will probably be developing an understanding of concepts like bullying and kindness.(less)

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May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked up We're All Wonders by R.J. Palacio last week. It's a story about Auggie Pullman, who was born with a facial difference. This is the children's version of the book written by the same author of Wonder.

The story is told from Auggie's perspective and he talks about how he understands that he isn't ordinary. He does ordinary things but doesn't look like an ordinary boy. He wants others to look at him for who he is, a wonder.

This book educates about the importance of empathy and being kin
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents, teachers, pre-schools
Lovely idea to introduce the boy whose story was told for somewhat older readers in the author’s earlier book Wonder.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Auggie is not called by name here, but WE know who he is. Well, we who are familiar with the first book do. This is a very simple prequel.

He’s only a little fellow here, which will help young children identify with his story. It will also help parents and teachers show kids that he likes lots of ordinary things that they like. He rides a bike and kicks a ball.

The artwork is
Archit Ojha
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Winner of Goodreads' Choice Award for Picture Book.

One needs to realize that not everyone has the same traits as they have. Everyone is different. Everyone is unique. All of us has a Wonder in us.
Based on the book Wonder. This story follows a boy who looks very different and is made fun of. He uses his imagination to escape. This book is about people being the same on the inside and having a different outside.

The art is fun here and the story is saying something profound. No one likes to be made fun of. We can't help the way we look.

It's also a great introduction to the book Wonder for kids. The nephew and niece had a lot of questions with this book.
Lonna | FLYLēF
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the original Wonder so much! This version is still a great book to teach my 7-year-old empathy and kindness.
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘We’re All Wonders’ is the latest addition to R. J. Palacio’s ‘Wonder’ series of books. This time it’s aimed at a much younger audience – it’s a picture story book with a small amount of accompanying text.

Billed as a brand new and original adventure for Auggie Pullman – this one’s all about Auggie and his dog Daisy. The story is a good one, well told and the illustrations (also by Palacio) are lovely. This new book (along with the other ‘Wonder’ books) is now very much a touchstone of the movem
5 'Look with kindness and you will always find Wonder.' Stars ❤️

“I know I’m not an ordinary kid.”
- Auggie

* * *
“From far away, the Earth looks so small.
I can’t see any people. But I know they’re there.
Billions of people.
People of all different colors. People who walk and talk differently.
People who look different.
Like me!
The Earth is big enough for all kinds of people.”
- Auggie
David Schaafsma
Each year my family reads all the Goodreads-award-nominated picture books, and we have been doing this for years. Everyone rates each book and adds a comment and it may (or may not) affect my overall rating. This is book #4 of 2017.

Tara: 3 stars. Nice. I liked the art. Similar message of lots of book but sweet.
Harry (12): 5 stars. Loved it! We're all wonders, yes! [Yes, you are, Harry!] Nice art.
Hank (11): 3.8 stars. I like how they show how everyone is different in some ways.
Lyra (10): 4 stars.
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gcac_2018
I loved this book. Every child that feels like they are different can read it and know they are not alone and they are special too. It talks about being different from the other kids, but still the same. I talks about how your feelings get hurt and using your imagination to escape. Then, it talks about how people can be accepting and kind all in simple words that kids can understand. Just right for helping little ones that may not always fit in easily with their peers understand that they are ju ...more
Stephanie Anze
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, fiction
"Look with kindness and you will always find wonder."

I absolutely love 'Wonder' so when I saw there was an illustrated book, I knew I had to read it. Based on the popular series by R.J. Palacio, this work introduces August Pullman to a younger audience. This beautifully illustrated book perfectly compliments the book that inspired it. After all, its never too early to start teaching about the importance of kindness and empathy. A book that is appropriate for all. Very sweet and cute and oh so re
Amy Rae
A picture book with great intentions and questionable execution. If you haven't read the midgrade novel this book is based on, you'll have no idea what makes the main character different from other kids. (The roommate's assumption was that it was about a kid with one eye, because nothing in the story says otherwise.) The specificity of Auggie's disabilities disappear under a cloud of platitudes about how special we all are. For teachers and parents in the know, maybe that makes reading this pict ...more
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
This is the abbreviated children’s picture book version of R.J. Palacio’s much acclaimed Wonder. It is about a boy with facial deformities who is felt to be a wonder by his immediate family, but he knows that other people look at him differently. He hears the unkind things they say behind his back and his feelings are hurt as a result. He escapes into an imaginary world on Pluto with strange space creatures. He realizes from this far away vantage point that the world is big enough for all kinds ...more
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think it needs more pages! Seriously! It was amazing, albeit short. And yes, I get it is for kids and should be short, but it is so beautiful that I just wanted to keep on reading :)
Mariah Roze
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the picture book version of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio! The picture book was fantastic! I hope it wins for the 2017 Goodreads' awards for Best Picture Book!
“The Earth is big enough for all kinds of people.”

This is a short, illustrated book about a boy named Auggie. He found himself different from others or to be precise, unique because of his looks.
However, this doesn't stop him from following his dream of becoming an astronaut as a kid and through his story, he wants people to understand that we are all beautiful and loved, and it's important to spread kindness and empathy towards one another.

The narrative of this story makes it sound so innocent
Having the the unique opportunity to have met R.J. Palacio as well as her book Wonder as one of our One Book One Town picks, I'm pleased to continue reading about this heartfelt story.
-"I know I can't change the way I look. BUT maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see." CHOOSE KIND.
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Read this to my little sister, very inspirational... plus I just love Wonder :)
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, this book is so cute. I cried.❤️

Avery brought it home from school because she says that it's one of her favorites. She said that it makes her sad that people laugh and bully people just because they look different and that she doesn't think that's a good thing. She says she likes that he says we're all wonders.

"Look with kindness and you will always find wonder."
Apr 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: picture-books
Sappy, sappy, sappy. Did I mention sappy?
Jennifer B.
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice introduction for younger readers who may not have much experience with kids who are "different".
Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)
I've never read the middle grade book Wonder by Palacio. It's on my 'too read' mental list, but, I just haven't gotten to it yet.

I've heard people rave about that one. Now, the problem with trying to make that into a picture book is that there is only room for the moral, not for anything that might endear you to the character. I'm sure adult fans of the book will enjoy the picture book and sharing the picture book with young children because they already know the character. However, as someone
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
This book has a wonderful message of acceptance and seeing past surfaces and an easy-to-follow storyline, making R.J. Palacio's Wonder accessible to a younger audience.

Precautions: However, for a book that hinges completely on the main character Auggie's physical difference--a physical difference so notable that it causes his classmates to tease him--it felt odd that the style of illustration simplified and even caricatured Auggie's appearance to a face with a single eye. Not only does this see
Ellie Labbett
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: belonging, bullying
Younger readers will be able to learn a great deal from this simply told story about how the actions of children can reduce a child's sense of belonging and ability to 'fit in'. Palacio spreads an important message about the need to be kind and non judgmental towards others- how someone's appearance does not impact their ability, they should be just as valued as everyone else.
Featured in today's grandma reads session.

This is a picture book form, simplifed, of the author's grade-school novel by the same name. When I inquired if any of my group had read this book in any form, seen the movie or had even heard of this there was a resounding silence. This is me getting them ready for the larger forms, because the message is important. Recognizing our biases starts with that squirmy little bias that just whispers "avoid anything/anyone different that me". . . .

5 stars for
Jessica White
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You guys all know I love Wonder.
You know I love Auggie & Me.
Well now I love We're All Wonders.

R.J. Palacio released an illustrated storybook outlining the main idea of Wonder. I love that she created Wonder for an even younger audience. By creating this storybook, she 's opening the eyes of children everywhere by teaching them that people are different. Young kids need books like these to learn how to associate with people of all colors, abilities, features.... It just creates an atmosphere for
Aimee Dars
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Palacio, RJ - We

We’re All Wonders
, a picture book for young readers ages four to eight based on the runaway phenomenon Wonder, could not have a better message: choose kind. The narrator (Augie Pullman, unnamed in this book but recognizable from Wonder) loves to do the things all children do: ride a bike, eat ice cream, play ball, and hang out with his dog, Daisy. But, he doesn’t look like other children. Although his mother says he is unique--a wonder--other people often stare or laugh which understandably hurt
In a picture book featuring Auggie from the beloved intermediate and middle grade novel, Wonder, readers are reminded to choose to be kind rather than cruel. Born with a facial deformity, Auggie knows that he looks different from other children, but he and his dog Daisy are hopeful that others will see past those differences into his heart and what makes him unique. After all, everyone has something special, and each one of us is wonders. My heart broke when Auggie describes how cruel words hurt ...more
I really enjoy R.J. Palacio's character, Auggie. I wish she'd write more full length books because "Wonder" was one of those books that one can cherish and relate to no matter their age.

While I am not the targeted audience for this book, I will say that "We're All Wonders" is a cute continuation of her full length novel. Yet, I'd argue that the picture book lacked a storyline and would better serve as a refresher course in manners for children on how to be polite to others regardless of their d
Maxwell Rae
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was surprised to discover that R.J. Palacio is both the author and illistrator of this picture book. It’s quite a talent to be able to do both. The drawings are cute. They are nice and bright, with good contrast to stimulate my developing brain. Obviously they are a good author as well, the success of Wonder is testament to that. Though I’m not sure I really understand this trend to release companion picture books after the success of books targeting older readers. Why would an older kid what ...more
T.E. Antonino
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"We're All Wonders" has a message that should be preached around the world. We're all different, but some of us are more noticeably so.If your child feels like he or she doesn't fit in, this book can lift their spirits and let them see things in a different light. Just knowing that there are other children that have trouble fitting in with the rest of the crowd can help your child to not feel so alone. It's a great book. Happy reading!
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R.J. Palacio lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the pe ...more

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