The sensitively written Let’s Talk About It Books encourage preschool-age and early-grades children to explore their feelings, deal with problems that trouble them, and understand others who have problems of their own. Each title speaks to a particular concern that children might encounter in the course of growing up. All books in this series have appealing color illustrations on every page, and are available in both English and Spanish language editions. A short section at the back of each book offers related advice to parents. My Friend Has Down Syndrome explores this common chromosomal condition from a child’s perspective. Younger children may be confused and have many questions when they encounter kids who have Down syndrome. Here, in this reassuring story, two children, one with Down syndrome and one without, learn that they are both good at different things and that by helping each other overcome their fears and difficulties they can accomplish a great deal together.
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Helpful tool with siblings, friends and neighbors of children with Down Syndrome. Geared towards elementary-school age. Older sibs and parents can read to younger sibs. Helps de-mystify Down Syndrome. Good partner book to Our Brother has Down Syndrome. Beautiful, captivating illustrations that hold children's attention.
I bought this book and another to help make the transition of my new student with Down Syndrom more smoothly with his peers. The book is colorful, easy to understand and helps show that differences can be a good thing, especially among friends. I really enjoyed this book, as did my students as well as the staff I work with.