Sweet Neighbors Come in all Colors

  • Illustrator: Lisa Blecker
  • Product Code:SNCCT
  • ISBN: 978-1-61851-128-7
  • Publisher: Bellwood Press
  • Availability:  In stock
  • Weight: 12 oz
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Gold Award Winner from the Mom’s Choice Awards, named among the best in family-friendly media.

Story Monsters Approved! Honoree in the Cultural Diversity Category

5-Star Review from Readers' Favorite

Sing along with friendly fruit from the Farmers' Market who come in diverse colors, shapes, and sizes. Young children will enjoy exploring what makes these neighbors different, the same, and all so lovable. This hardcover picture book introduces the concepts of unity and diversity through adorable characters and simple, rhyming lyrics. Ideal for children ages 2-5.

"Heartwarming, cheery pictures of jolly singing pears, apples, oranges, grapefruit and plums dance across the pages, inviting a friendly celebration of diversity and joy... Sweet Neighbors Come In All Colors is an 'absofruitly delightful ' song story teaching acceptance of differences and celebration of diversity." —James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

"Sweet Neighbors Come In All Colors" gives very young children the opportunity to explore early-learning concepts and offers families the chance to discuss ideas like unity and diversity. "Sweet Neighbors Come In All Colors " is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, kindergarten, and community library picture book collections.—Andrea Kay, Midwest Book Review

"A silly and cheerful new picture book with an important message about kindness and inclusion…The book’s celebratory message of acceptance is made accessible to even the youngest of audiences through bright illustrations and thoughtful prose." —Jennifer Miller, review, https://raisethemrighteous.com/2019/03/06/lisa-bleckers-sweet-neighbors-come-in-all-colors/

"Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors has a great message, so you can feel good about your kids reading it again and again. The characters are a variety of brightly colored happy fruit, and each one is lovable... Its message is timeless, and the illustrations are captivating." —Valerie Mitchell, review, https://mamalikesthis.com/sweet-neighbors/

"Blecker’s book simply and elegantly expands kids’ world of experience about produce while it confirms their innate acceptance of all different kinds of people. Her illustrations are upbeat and happy, and, yes, quite lovable. This is one of those books which will have adults and kids alike smiling along with those sweet neighbors as they read the story and even have a sing-along or two. Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors is most highly recommended."—Jack Magnus, readersfavorite.com

Visit SweetNeighbors.org to hear the song and watch the video.

Average rating 10 out of 10 ( based on 11 reviews )

Sweet, Bright, Cute

Review by Donna R on 2/25/2023

This book has a great message, fun illustrations, and you can sing with it!

Sweet and meaningful

Review by Darcy on 1/26/2019

Love this book! A creative and sweet way to teach kids that no matter what our differences, we are all part of one human family. Highly recommend it. The accompanying music and video are wonderful, too.

A very sweet book

Review by Katie Malberg on 1/25/2019

If you're looking for a book you can not only read, but SING with your kids, this would be a wise choice! Sweet Neighbors celebrates the beauty of unity in diversity between all the different "fruits" of the world ;) A very uplifting children's book with an important message. So fun to read and sing, highly recommend!

Great message and super cute!

Review by Lucia on 1/9/2019

This book is super cute and I love the message! It is perfect for kids of all ages. My favorite part is the song that goes along with the story. It is easy to learn and catchy in a good way :)

Great for the littlest babies

Review by Eva on 1/8/2019

My son loves this awesome book and the companion music! He is only 1, so he has a hard time focusing on books but this one is great because of the bright colors and engaging characters. I like the message of friendship and diversity and the educational nature of the book!

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Illustrator: Lisa Blecker