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Someone Special, Just Like You

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Brown and Ortiz show that the differences that seem to separate children with handicaps from others are not important. What is important is the common delight in life--a desire to love, learn and play, and to be accepted for themselves as other children are.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Square Fish (first published 1984)
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This book sets out to turn negative opinions about people with special needs around. Just because someone has hearing aids or leg braces doesn't mean he doesn't love to blow bubbles or give hugs. We are all different but the same, too!
Davin Thompson-williams
Pretty good book. It accurately describes us as humans. None of us are truly the same but we are not so different at all. Even those who have obvious differences can do many of the same things we do.
Brian Breese
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What?: This books sets out to dispel the fears people have regarding individuals with disabilities. It demonstrates that all people have the same desires for love, acceptance, and friendship.

So What?: Children will learn that we share more things in common with children with disabilities than not. Our differences should not deter us from getting to know one another, but become a point of getting to know someone better.

Now What?: I would use this book to introduce how to get to know someone who l
Kendall Kraiss
This book was a tear jerker for me. I think that the story is great! The real life pictures were very important to the story in my opinion. By seeing that REAL children have disabilities (not cartoons) it makes it more real to the children. I think that this book could be read to ANY grade level. We forget that these children (and adults) are just like US. It is a good book to expose children to different disabilities that affect people everyday. Great book! Very touching!
This is a decent non-fiction picture book to read with young children in kindergarten. I would read this story to a classroom that has students both with and without disabilities. The information shared with readers allows young children to realize kids with physical disabilities do not have limits and can dance, smile, and play like all children. The one thing that bothered me was the text in this book did not have anything about what a disability is.
Kathleen Heroux
This edition was copyrighted in 1984. mMy rating of three stars is reflective of the photographs which are in black and white and slightly dated. the premis of the book is that all children are the same despite observable differences. A good theme, but I wonder if this books presentation does more to highlight differences than to include them as a variation of "normal."
Mouse Denehy
This book is a little dated. That being said, the photography is great. Compared to all the other illustrated books I've reviewed, I feel this book stands out for the informative and clear words and showing real children doing real things.
Ahmad Worthy
I like this book because it demonstrates to the children that everyone is special in their own unique way. The book is very informative and inspirational. The pictures in the book are also draw to scale.
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