This book was created to inspire acceptance of differences among young children. It features, Munchkin, a special miniature horse with the “genetic defect” of dwarfism. Munchkin’s dwarfism presents challenges, but there is always an upside to his differences. No one can deny the innate value Munchkin possesses and so it is with all children, no matter their differences, they possess great value and have an abundance of gifts to contribute to the world.
Within the PowerPoint file is a link to the video which reads the book. At the end of the video and the PowerPoint, there is a link to a moderated online blog, where students can share the differences they are celebrating. Of course you may also choose to create other classroom discussion, writing, or presentation assignments.
Depending on the version of PowerPoint you are using, you may have to copy and paste the blog link into your browser to participate in the online discussion.