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The Making of My Special Hand: Madison's Story

The Making of My Special Hand: Madison's Story

by Jamee Riggio Heelan, Nicola Simmonds (Illustrator)

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What is it like to be born without a hand? Young Madison knows. The author and illustrator combine their artistic expertise to make this true story come alive. Walk with Madison as she goes through the process of being prepared for and receiving a prosthesis, or helping hand. When Madison discovers how she can use her new hand to pick up objects carry things, and play with balls, she is thrilled. What a wonderful gift! 2000, Peachtree Publishers, Ltd., $14.95. Ages 3 to 10. Reviewer: J. Bauman SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-This unique book recounts the making of a prosthesis for a girl who was born with one hand. Beginning with the visit to the hospital where Madison and her family learn about the different kinds of "helper hands," Heelan takes readers through the whole process: making the plaster cast, fitting the socket, connecting the electrode and battery, and occupational therapy. Simmonds uses cut color photos imposed on simple drawings for a collage effect. Pale backgrounds with muted images including crayons, blocks, and lollipops surround the text and illustrations. Occasional simple ink diagrams demonstrate the science and mechanics of prosthetics. An excellent addition to collections on children with special needs.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Series
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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