A First Look at Disability
Pat Thomas, Illustrated by Lesley Harker - All books by this author
A First Look AtůSeries - All books in this series
This delightful picture book explores questions and concerns about physical disabilities in a simple and reassuring way. Younger children can find out about individual disabilities, special equipment that is available to help the disabled, and how people of all ages can deal with disabilities and live happy and full lives. Titles in this series for younger children explore emotional issues that boys and girls encounter as part of the growing-up process. Books are focused to appeal to kids of preschool through early school age. Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, A First Look At books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers, and encourage kids to ask questions and confront social and emotional questions that sometimes present problems. Books feature appealing full-color illustrations on every page plus a page of advice to parents and teachers. (Ages 4-7)
From the Reviews:
"Children have questions and concerns when it comes to physical disabilities, and "Donĺt Call Me Special" answers many of them in a tasteful and reassuring way. Kids can learn about types of disabilities, the equipment used to help overcome those disabilities, and how long and fruitful lives are still open to people with disabilities."
Orange County Register, www.ocregister.com
Paperback / 32 Pages / 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 / 2002