The theme of all three stories is that everyone is different and these differences should be acknowledged and celebrated. The stories involve animals as main characters. Each story, in its own way, emphasizes that it is acceptable to be different. This book is written for kindergarten, first and second graders.
While being born in Pennsylvania and currently living there, Paula Gelbach grew up in Washington D.C. where her father was pastor of one of the historical churches. Completing high school, she entered into four years of study at Wells College, Aurora, New York. Wells was a smalls girls’ school on the shores of Lake Cayuga just above Ithaca, New York. After receiving her BA degree, Paula went on to become an elementary school teacher in Maryland and Connecticut. She received her Masters Degree in teaching at Southern Connecticut University in New Haven, Connecticut and taught first grade until her own children were born. As her children grew up, Paula studied and received her elderly housing, management accreditation from The National Center for Housing Management in Washington, D.C. Paula worked in an independent living elderly facility in Hartford, Connecticut from 1976 until her retirement in 2000. The facility and staff were awarded a Best Practices Award in 1995 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Paula now lives with her husband of 50 years, in an independent living cottage on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, Pennsylvania. This is her second book.