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Mi Amigo Tiene el Sindrome de Down (Let's Talk About It Books)

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The sensitively written " Let's Talk About It Books " encourage preschool-age and early-grades children to explore their feelings, deal with problems that trouble them, and understand others who have problems of their own. Each title speaks to a particular concern that children might encounter in the course of growing up. All books in this series have appealing color illus ...more
Paperback, 31 pages
Published September 19th 2008 by Barron's Educational Series
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M.cholewick
This book is about a little girl that shares her experience of meeting her best friend, Tammy. The little girl, who remains nameless throughout the book, meets Tammy at summer camp, and is asked to be her buddy, as Tammy will need extra help. The little girl reveals that Tammy has Down syndrome, and that at summer camp, she participates in varies activities with Tammy. In the end, the little girls shares that Tammy teachers her things too, and that they are a great team because they learn from e ...more
Aryehl
Genre:Narritive Fiction

A little girl muses about her friend Tammy, who has Down's Syndrome.The tale is a short story about how the two of them became friends. When the girl is told that she will be Tammy's buddy, she and other campers worry because they don't understand what Down's Syndrome is. They fear that they might "catch" it. One child even wonders if Tammy should go to a special camp instead of theirs, because she will need lots of extra help. The camp counselors explain that the camp is
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Mary
A well explained and informative book to easily grasp what Down's Syndrome is. Its taken the form of a true life experience, that is, a school setting and environment which allows young readers to gain an insight. The author talks about the fears and misconceptions that children may have when interacting with someone who does have Down;s Syndrome, but it acts as a knowledge booster for parents and children to eliminate the barriers that may exist. There's even a note to parents as part of the ep ...more
Kerrie
This is a lovely little picture book, telling the story of a girl who befriends a Down's syndrome child called Ella at a summer club. At first she is not sure if she can be her friend, because in some ways they are so different. The girl feels emotions that every child would feel when meeting someone new who is different, such as fear, excitement, confusion, and worry. Yet the picture book does have a positive turn and good lessons of acceptance as the girl finds that Ella is good at other thing ...more
Kitty
This beautiful picture book explores the friendship between two girls -one of whom has Downs Syndrome.

The storyline includes all the things Tammy is good at that we don't normally associate with these children - motor skills being a challenge with pottery and playing guitar, and the fact that she can help the little girl too. The teacher's 'gene talk' to the young group didn't resonate with me but that is minor because the rest of the book is uplifting and inspiring.

So glad to find a book like
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Lauren
A sweet story, and great for helping kids understand the differences between us. Bonus: the parent guide at the back to assist in answering some of the questions the kids might have...
Tan
Great book for children to see that differences don't really matter. A must have for children with Down Syndrome starting in a mainstream setting.
Rachel
Tone is a little didactic and flat. Defines words it does not need to. Plot flow skips a lot. Pictures are ordinary do little to add to the story.
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