Saturday, October 13, 2012
Meet Annie is an adorable children's book written by Heather J. Scharlau-Hollis, who has a daughter with Down syndrome. Annie has Down syndrome and she describes all the way she is "just like you." This is an easy book for kids to read and gets the message across that, "We need to understand that we are all different and those differences make us who we are."
Each page shows Annie doing or feeling something, and then has a question for the reader - I like how that engages the reader to think about things too. For instance one page says, "I love to play with my toys just like you. I like my balls and baby dolls best. What is your favorite toy?"
I read this book to Kayla's 2nd grade class last year and all the kids seemed really interested and engaged. They liked the questions that are on almost every page. I would ask the questions to the class, "Do you ever get scared? Do you ever get in trouble? Do you ever need help? What is your favorite food?" and hands were always clamoring in the air so they could tell me their answers.
We've had this book for about 4 yrs now and Kayla and Lucas still like to pull it off the bookshelf and read it.
Heather is donating a copy of Meet Annie to this giveaway - thanks Heather! You can enter to win by using the Rafflecopter widget below. Leave a comment on this post and then click on the +1 Do It link on the widget.
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