I LOVE this book for many reasons. One reason is how fun it is to say the word SNURTLE! I have literally been saying it all week, just out of nowhere, SNURTLE! Besides the fun title, this book represents many beautiful lessons around accepting others that are different, and the importance of being open minded and kind.
The story behind this story is also extremely special . I always like to learn what inspires people to write their stories and share their messages. This author grew up as a foster child and was very familiar with feeling like his family was different than others. This book also applies to children that have two moms, two dads, biracial parents, parents that might not be as wealthy as everyone else, and the list goes on. There are SO many reasons why people can choose to judge others, reject others, or shun them. This book teaches us to choose love, choose kindness, and embrace the differences which make us unique.
This book also demonstrates that in the face of anger and hatred you can rise up and find a place where you do belong, and turn a hardship into a beautiful experience.
One final reason that I love this story is the charity that it supports. The author of this book also started a nonprofit organization to support foster children. So, every time you purchase SNURTLE, you are helping his charity, Bless the Children Project.
Two HUGE thumbs up to this book, and the powerful and relevant messages that it shares.
About the Author
Baruch Inbar is an accomplished, award winning visionary artist, illustrator, writer, designer and a published children's books author from Northern California. For the past years and most currently, Baruch has been busy creating his own media properties, and consulting to other companies including Fortune 500 companies such as: Sony, Disney, Coca Cola, and individual entrepreneurs, where he had been involved in the development of numerous entertainment and media projects: animation, film, apps, toys games and theme parks.
He published two children books (both authored and illustrated): 'SNURTLE' and 'TREE STAR', and contributed the artwork for the graphic novel 'BALACLAVA JUNCTION'.
Baruch's website is: http://www.Snaut.com
He has also created a nonprofit organization to support foster children, called Bless the Children Project. The main mission of this project is to educate and empower foster kids and foster youth of the incredible health benefits of plant based foods and sustainable living. This project is an initiative of KATHARSIS, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization that is committed to spreading the message of health, well-being, arts and creativity.