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"Millman's story, illustrated in delicate watercolors, ought to pop open a few young eyes (and perhaps some adult eyes as well) . . . The power of Millman's book comes from the simple fact that he levels the playing field; of course deaf children go to concerts, but conveying how they enjoy music removes yet one more barrier between those who can hear and those who cannot." - Kirkus Reviews
"Works so well that you wonder why there aren't lots more books like it . . . Deaf children will welcome this joyful story that talks, without condescension, about the fun they have. Hearing kids, too, will want to learn some of the sign language, and with the help of an adult, they can practice the hand alphabet shown at the back of the book." - Starred, Booklist
"Moses is deaf. . .When he goes with his deaf classmates to a concert, they hold balloons in their laps to feel the vibrations. The percussionist in the orchestra is also deaf...and after her wild, wonderful performance, she meets the deaf children, tells them her story (in ASL), and then allows them to try out all her instruments. . .[A] breakthrough picture book." —Starred, Booklist
Posted January 6, 2012
I received this book in plenty of time for Christmas. My daughter, who teaches preschool deaf children, was delighted to receive it and can't wait to read it to her class.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 7, 2006
This is a wonderful book for both deaf and hearing children. It is well written and clearly shows the author did some research. Moses is a delightful child who goes to a music concert with his class and meets a concert performer, also deaf. The story is meaningful and gives the wonderful opportunity to teach some sign language from the clearly illustrated pictures. The cultural lesson is quite effective.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.