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Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis
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May 15, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens, fiction, picture-books, reviewed
Recommended to Lisa by: Chandra
Recommended for: as a springboard for discussion about disabilities and about differences & similarities
Read on May 15, 2011

The whole book is a message, but it’s a good reminder for kids and adults alike. The rhyming simple story is engaging, and the pictures are fun. I did appreciate the huge variety of things Susan did during the book, making her authentically real with whom kids can definitely identify. Because the point of the book is to show that despite being in a wheelchair Susan is like everybody else, I’d think this would be good to read when discussing disabilities and differences (and similarities) but not necessarily as simply a “just for fun” book, even though I guess it can be enjoyed in spite of and not just because of the message. 3 ½ stars
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Lisa Vegan Abigail wrote: "I've been wanting to read this one for a while now - I hope it gets selected as one of our titles for the club!"

I can't remember if I voted for it or not. It's fine with me if it wins.

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