Barnabus Project, The
Half-mouse half-elephant Barnabus and his friends are failed pet experiments, stored in an underground lab, waiting to be recycled. Barnabus finds a creative way to help them escape and they go on a journey to find somewhere to live where they can stay together, celebrate their differences, and never give up. This clear, easy-to-read picture book, with its vibrant, imaginative illustrations, will engage young readers and deals with sensitive topics of labeling, animal experimentation, decision-making, differences, uniqueness, acceptance, challenges, and perspectives in an age-appropriate way. Also useful to encourage creative art projects and discussions of mental well-being.