K-Gr 3-Chris, who's about 10 years old, explains how he uses sign language, hearing aids, lip reading, and other visual clues to compensate for his condition. He compares himself to both a hearing friend and a deaf one, pointing out similarities and differences. Computer-generated pictures of photo-realistic heads, faces, arms, hands, a dog, and other living things are superimposed on clothes, furniture, and backgrounds. The boxed text has clear and distinct borders that complement the background colors. The result is a rather interesting effect-not as sharp as photographs, but more realistic than drawings. Although the material covered isn't new, it is accurate and worth repeating, and the format is appealing.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.