Only You Can Be You For Little Ones: What Makes You Different Makes You Great

by Nathan Clarkson Sally Clarkson

Illustrated by Tim Warnes

On Sale: 13/03/2020


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About the Book

Some kids like to dance and laugh out loud, and some sit quietly and make up stories in their heads-we're all different, and that's okay because the maker of everything made us this way!

In her first children's book, bestselling author Sally Clarkson and her son Nathan encourage children on the journey to discovering their strengths. Mother-and-son duo draw on themes from their first book, Different, the emotive story of Nathan's experiences growing up with mental illness and learning disabilities and Sally's journey to loving him unconditionally. With the powerful truth that what makes you different makes you great, Only You Can Be You for Little Ones will help children embrace their differences and celebrate the differences in others.

The irresistible rhymes paired with Tim Warnes's whimsical illustrations encourage your children with the reassurance they're looking for in their own uniqueness. Whether they are quiet or artistic, funny or boisterous, your children will love this heartwarming read that assures them that they're wonderful exactly as they are.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781400211449
  • ISBN 10: 1400211441
  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson - US
  • On Sale: 13/03/2020
  • Pages: 20
  • List Price: 22.99 AUD
  • Age: From 4 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Values & Virtues


Nathan Clarkson is an actor, bestselling author, filmmaker, and poet who has a passion for telling stories that make a difference. Nathan has been seen in many popular TV shows and films and has recently released his first book Different, a memoir written with his mother, Sally Clarkson, about his struggle and triumph in the midst of mental illness and learning disabilities. Nathan lives in New York and Los Angeles and can often be found in his hometown of Colorado Springs. You can follow Nathan on Facebook or connect with him at

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Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books, including Own Your Life, The Lifegiving Home with her daughter Sarah, Desperate with Sarah Mae, and Different with her son Nathan. As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of women through Whole Heart Ministries ( and Mom Heart conferences ( Sally also encourages many through her blogs, podcasts, and websites. You can find her at and on her popular podcast, At Home with Sally, which has over 5 million downloads and can be found on iTunes and Stitcher.

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Warnes and Jane Chapman live in rural southwest England and share a studio at home with views of open countryside. Tim says, "It was fun playing with words and finding combinations to bounce off each other. Hopefully we''ve come up with something that''s fun to read out loud."Tim Warnes is the illustrator of the phenomenally best-selling LITTLE TIGER picture book series.Jane Chapman is the best-selling illustrator of DORA''S EGGS, THE VERY NOISY NIGHT, BEAR SNORES ON and DILLY DUCKLING.

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