A beautifully written book by author, Amy Webb who is a Mom and a wonderful writer. This is one of my new favorite books for children to read along with their parents, caregivers and teachers. It is a great conversation starter about inclusion, compassion and kindness.
I guarantee you will fall in love with this book like, I did!
Different isn’t bad, sad, or strange–different is just different, and different is great!
About the book:
When Charley goes to the playground and sees Emma, a girl with limb differences who gets around in a wheelchair, he doesn’t know how to react at first. But after he and Emma start talking, he learns that different isn’t bad, sad, or strange–different is just different, and different is great! This delightful book will help kids think about disability, kindness, and how to behave when they meet someone who is different from them.
Author- Amy Webb
“The interaction portrayed in the book–a typical child meeting a child with special needs–is something we’ve experienced a lot in our daughter’s 8 years of life,” said author Amy Webb. “I’ve seen a lot of parents wince at their child asking questions and either shushing their child and walking away, or trying to pretend their child didn’t just ask an embarrassing-to-them question. So I wanted to have a book that both introduced children to disability–what it might look like, answers to some of their questions–while at the same time modeling how parents and caregivers can handle a meeting like this in a positive way for both parties.”
I love Amy’s Website and her blog post, Talking to your Children About Disability. Please give it a read you will be happy you did. It is a great post about inclusion from the mouth of a mother of a child with limb differences. I love the term she uses which is, DIFFERENTLY-abled.
Download a free coloring page for kids.
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