In Jesse's Shoes: Appreciating Kids with Special Needs

Overview

An Important Picture Book From Beverly Lewis

What parent hasn't urged her son or daughter not to stare or tease a child who is "different" or disabled in some way?

As Jesse's sister struggle to understand her brother--and to deal with the kids who make fun of him--families everywhere will benefit from this sensitive yet realistic story about learning to understand and befriend a child with special needs.

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Overview

An Important Picture Book From Beverly Lewis

What parent hasn't urged her son or daughter not to stare or tease a child who is "different" or disabled in some way?

As Jesse's sister struggle to understand her brother--and to deal with the kids who make fun of him--families everywhere will benefit from this sensitive yet realistic story about learning to understand and befriend a child with special needs.

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The illustrations are bold, colorful, and contemporary, and provide the mortar that makes this book extra special. A must-have, In Jesse's Shoes provides biblical perspective and encouragement to families living with children with special needs, especially to their siblings. It would make a welcome addition to a church or Christian-school library.
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In Jesse's Shoes is an excellent book for kids of all ages to learn that differences in people are a part of life. Everyone is special in God's eyes. I loved this book and want to keep it and use it in my classroom when I am a teacher someday. I think is a must read for all kids so they learn to accept others for their uniqueness and abilities.
7#151;Brianne Plach
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You can't go wrong with this inspirational book for children of all ages and adults.
—Laura V. Hilton
kidsbookshelf.com
A tender story about appreciating and befriending children with special needs.
—Christina Lewis
ChristianWomenOnline.net
I highly recommend this book. It is a children's book, but many adults could benefit from reading it also. In fact after I received it in the mail, my 13-year-old plopped on the couch and read the book all the way through. I asked him what he thought of the book, and he said, "Mom, this is the best book I have read in awhile. The illustrations are beautiful and the book will leave a lump in your throat. Sometimes we just don't understand until we walk in another person's shoes.
Children's Literature - Katie Egan CCC-SLP
Jesse has been diagnosed with autism. On the way to the bus stop, his big sister Allie feels self-conscious and frustrated about Jesse's self-stimulating behaviors. Allie knows that her parents believe Jesse is God's special gift. Still, she is worried that the other kids are making fun of her and feels very sorry for herself. After some time alone, Allie has a touching moment with her brother that rejuvenates her courage to be supportive and accepting of him. This beautifully-illustrated book offers spiritual and idyllic support to any child who is struggling with having a sibling with autism. Jesse is a verbal boy who is able to communicate his thoughts and feelings to some degree, which is not always common in autism. He is older than Allie, and this nicely balances the story. Laced with religious themes and pastoral illustrations, this book would be helpful for families that are struggling to teach siblings acceptance of special needs. Reviewer: Katie Egan, CCC-SLP
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764203138
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 518,062
  • Age range: 4 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Beverly Lewis
Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and is an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007, The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award.

Beverly has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. She lives with her husband, David, in Colorado.

Visit her website at www.beverlylewis.com or www.facebook.com/officialbeverlylewis for more information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    Wonderful for all ages.

    It is a heart warming story about a girl who is burdened with a special brother. Beverly Lewis captures the emotions of those feeling burdened with a special needs person, their coming to grips with such emotions and finally realizing how special these people are and what we can learn from them.

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