Gr 2-6-"Swish," an animated basketball, hosts this compilation of interviews starring real children who stutter. With an emphasis on self-acceptance, a diverse group of students discuss what stuttering is, how they feel about their stuttering, when it occurs, and what they do when they are teased. Viewers are led to the conclusions that stuttering is different for everyone, that it is important to teach others about it, and that speech therapy is a beneficial and non-threatening way to manage stuttering. Information is lacking in depth and the video doesn't answer some of the key questions it raises, such as why people stutter and how friends and family can help a person who stutters. Subjects often refer to "speech tools," but these are left unidentified. The companion book is an excellent complement to the video, filling in some of these gaps and providing sample letters for children to give to teachers, parents, and other family members. Audio in the animated sequences is distant and hollow, giving the film an unprofessional quality and detracting from the otherwise valuable interview segments. However, children who stutter will be reassured that they are not alone in their challenge, and will find value in this honest and candid production.-Leigh Ann Rumsey, Penn Yan Academy, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.