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When Colin tells his mom he doesn't like the yellow color on his bedroom walls, she asks around for a house painter. The painting company she calls recommends that she hire two women named Heather and Molly, who happen to be deaf. They spend all day and do an excellent job, painting the walls blue. At the end of the day they start on the white trim, and as the two women si ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Second Story Press
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When it's time to paint Colin's bedroom walls, his mother hires two painters and tells them to use blue and white paint. While they are working, the two painters begin talking to themselves, using sign language since they are Deaf. They end up creating an usual white-speckled effect on the blue walls, which upsets Colin's mother but pleases him because the room now seems friendlier. Backmatter includes American Sign Language signs used in the story and fingerspelling alphabet signs. I liked the ...more
I realize that the author and the illustrator are both deaf and for that I applaud this book. My concern is if the two women painters in the book are suppose to be professional painters they would have understood the importance of not communicating (signing) with brushes in hand while working. What might be taken for a joke or a fun story if telling it to someone for entertainment, when transferred to print for a storybook may result in people wondering if deaf individuals would possible be inco ...more