Sometimes There's Magic in How You Look at Things
Samantha was special. But sometimes she just wanted to be like the other kids who could run and jump and play. Samantha's wheelchair didn't allow her to do any of those things. One day, a mysterious circus magician gave her a pair of sunglasses that helped her see things a different way. In the process, she found it was her heart, not her wheelchair that made her special.
Beautifully illustrated, What's Your Something Special? shows the power of perseverance and puts children on the road to discovering the unique qualities inside each of us.
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Samantha wants to be just like all the other kids. She wants to run, jump, climb and be normal. Unfortunately that can never be because she is confined to a wheelchair. One day while her mom is driving her home from school Samantha sees a sign advertising the Circus is coming to town. She is so excited and asks her mom if she and her best friend Beth can attend. Both girls have an amazing time and as they leave the big top tent they notice a magician performing for a crowd outside. He approaches the two girls and after a conversation goes inside and comes back holding something in his hands. He then presents Samantha with a pair of sunglasses to wear so she can see the world around her in a different perspective. He tells her that when she wears them she can see a world of possibilities, positivity and inclusiveness not sadness and isolation because of her disability. Although Samantha does not believe the glasses will change things or her feelings she puts them on...just in case. She discovers that what is buried deep inside of her is what makes her unique and special, not her signature wheelchair. Everyone has a special gift inside of them and only they have the key within their heart to release that gift for others to enjoy and be blessed. Wearing the sunglasses makes you feel fulfilled, happy and complete. A beautiful poem is included... "When you find your something special You'll know it right away It comes from deep inside you And never goes away. It's something you've always had But can't find in a book Don't give up, just try again Take another look. There is a special gift That only you can share The more you give from your heart The more you'll find it there. When you look inside yourself Believe in what you see You'll find your special something Your heart will hold the key." The illustrations are surreal and beautiful. The book encourages you to find the special quality inside yourself that only you can unlock. The author has included a back page where you can discuss, share and record your special gift. This is a wonderful self-discovery book that will ignite happiness, feelings of self-worth and confidence because every single person has something special tucked deep down in their heart to draw from. I highly recommend this book.