Jess and Ben are twins. Jess is a girl and Ben is a boy but in all the BIG ways, there is NO difference between them!
Explore with the children in your care the important issues of gender equality and respectful relationships. Combining cheerful illustrations and a simple but effective narrative, this book will help children to understand that, fundamentally, there is no difference between us.
No Difference Between Us encourages equality and respect for each other from the earliest of years. In order to reduce gender-based violence we need to teach gender equality and respectful relationships to young children. What better way than through a picture storybook? Children are visual learners and the match between illustration and text in this story will assist them to understand that we are all human — everyone feels, and everyone has hopes and dreams. Our gender should be and needs to be irrelevant.
Throughout the text, open-ended questions are provided on each spread so children have the opportunity to talk about their own experiences — allowing the child to have a voice. There are more in-depth Discussion Questions on pages 30 and 31 encouraging the reader and the child to think about each scenario, and engage with the message.
E2E helps children, parents, teachers, and caregivers understand how to handle relevant issues that children face today.
Illustrations provided by Amanda Gulliver.
“We’re all people with feelings, aspirations and dreams . . . no better or worse . . . it’s the little differences that make us unique but it doesn’t change the big ways that we are the same.”
Susannah Low Designer and mother of two daughters
About the Author
Jayneen Sanders (aka Jay Dale) is an experienced early years educator, author, publisher and blogger. Jayneen writes children’s books on Body Safety, consent, gender equality, respectful relationships, and social and emotional intelligence. She believes empowering children from an early age makes for empowered teenagers and adults. Jayneen is Lead Author for the children’s literacy series Engage Literacy published by Capstone Classroom, and has written over 120 titles in that series. Jayneen is importantly a mother of three daughters and has always advocated for their empowerment. Jayneen’s ongoing passion for the safety and empowerment of children continues today with new manuscripts and free-to-download resources always in the wings.
Published by Educate2Empower E2E