The story of Rupert, a little black bear born with a white spot on his back will tug at your heart strings. Who hasn't felt the sting of being bullied? Rupert`s experience will teach your children compassion and empathy for those who seem to receive a heavier dose of pain.
Rupert It's Okay To Be Different
Rupert`s early days were wrought with pain and disappointment. Fiona, Rupert's mother waded through grief pain and sorrow as she suffered right alongside her persecuted son.
Often family members suffer behind the scenes when a loved one is persecuted or bullied at school. Fiona`s love and devotion to her special son Rupert is typical of loving concerned mothers everywhere.
The story of Rupert was written not only with those in mind who suffer because they are different, but also written to those who inflict suffering on others.
Rupert's father Homer chose to deal with his pain by rejecting his son and distancing himself from him.
To escape the pain, Rupert runs away and finds peace and safety in solitude.
Many who suffer the pain of rejection often find peace in similar ways.
In the tradition of all loving mothers everywhere,Fiona affectionately explains to Rupert that perhaps he was created different for some special reason. Of course this reason is not known to Fiona or Rupert at this time.
In the end of the book, Rupert miraculously and unknowingly uses his differences to benefit his entire village.
Rupert had good days and bad days. It took several years before Rupert, his family and his village, truly understood why Rupert was born a little different.