Together We Grow

ogether we grow susan vaught

Book Information

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books May 2020
Character-Building Curriculum

From award-winning novelist Susan Vaught comes a poignant picture book that celebrates inclusivity, acceptance, and the importance of rebuilding a community in the wake of disaster.

Lightning gash! Windy lash!

A storm drives all the farm animals indoors except for a lonely fox family. The barn isn’t their home. But where will they go for safety?

This stunning picture books explores themes of acceptance and belonging: Large or small, Short and tall, There is room, There is room, There is room For us all.---from the publisher

40 pages                    978-1534405868                       Ages 4-8

Keywords:  acceptance, belonging, diversity, diverse books, animals, Character Building Curriculum, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, inclusivity


Together We Grow is a beautifully rendered picture book. One stormy night, a family of foxes wonder where they can find warmth and a place to stay dry. The barn is crowded with all the farm animals, but foxes don't belong among the domesticated animals.

Fear sets in as they search for a place. A small chick approaches them and invites them in. There is a place for everyone. The foxes enter the barn and aren't a threat to the others. Pigs, cows, horses, geese, raccoons, rabbits and foxes bed down for the night because together they grow.

The message is clear: there is a place for everyone. Everyone is accepted and welcome. Together we are better.

The illustrations will steal your heart. The animals' faces are expressive and lovely. Rhyming text captures the foxes' plight and the animals' delight. This is a MUST HAVE, MUST READ for every child, every parent and every adult. Buy this book for the child in your life.

Highly, highly recommended ages three and up!

Recommended by:  Pamela Thompson, Librarian, Author, Blogger, Florida USA
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