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Thinking Big: The Story of a Young Dwarf
Text and photographs depict the life of an eight-year-old dwarf who lives in an average-sized family and attends a regular school.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published March 1st 1986 by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books
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Ages 4 and up. This book is out of print, but well worth the search, portraying a day in the life of an 8-year-old girl with achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism. She is great at painting, but needs stools to reach things at home and school. She has friends who hold her hand so she won’t get left behind on hikes, but she talks openly about the kindergartners who call her “baby.” She loves going to Little People of America meetings, but she loves being at home with her mom, dad and yo ...more
Nov 12, 2008 Isaac Timm rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: parents and children as well as any whose ever been told they don't fit in
I read this little book while researching achondroplasia for a short story I am writing. My local library does having a large selection on types of dwarfism, or little people, well not in the non-fiction section anyway. Thinking Big is book about an eight year old girl named Jaime and her family. Jaime take joy in being different even through it causes your some medical difficulty, an operation to her spine and concerns about legs and joints. She takes everything in stride. The author shows her ...more
Jan 20, 2008 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it it was amazing
This non-fiction book about the daily life of a dwarf girl was written before the TV program about the dwarf family-- the name of it escapes me-- became popular. I wish more books like this were written, and I wish this one were still in print.