This is a story about difference and variety. Being different is special. It’s what makes us unique. We are all different in some way otherwise we would be boring.
A few years ago, Conan had an accident and lost part of his right leg. Now Conan is proud of his prosthetic leg and he can run faster than all his friends. He likes being different. This is why he cannot understand why vegetables and fruit in most shops have to be the perfect size and shape.
In his mother’s vegetable garden, he meets Wolfgang, a lumpy, oversized potato who introduces him to his wonky friends, each being different in shape from the so-called normal appearance. They all want to be accepted and welcomed exactly as they are rather than being rejected as imperfect.
This leads Conan to set up a charity called Variety is the Gift of Life. It’s the beginning of a huge project…
Difference is good… Let’s embrace it!
Reviews for the Book
This deliciously original book celebrates our differences in a unique way. Who says a wonky veggie isn’t just as valuable as a supposedly perfect one?! Ten-year-old Conan, our swift-footed warrior hero, meets some colourful friends who help him hatch a big idea on the topic and run with it. Author/illustrator Pamela Blake-Wilson’s voice is distinct and her illustrations are charming. A wonderful witty read for all ages. - Drea Benton