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Posted July 16, 2011
Do not buy- describes Down kid as an animal
As someone who loves the idea of children's books designed to introduce children to the idea of friends with Down syndrome, I immediately ordered 2 copies of this book without having read it with the thought of donating a copy to the local school.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Imagine my surprise when I received the book, and instead of a touching tale of equality, this author has managed to describe children with Downs as animals. See comments like "he waddled behind them."
In addition the illustrations of the boy with Down syndrome are not of the same quality as the other children. I'm sure the author and illustrator had the best intentions, but this is one to avoid at all costs. Best intentions, but just hurts the goal of teaching different but equal to children. DO NOT BUY!