This book presented a simple, direct explanation of deafness. I work with elementary age deaf kids who sign and have cochlear implants, and they loved reading this. The text had a few "hard" words but was within their grasp with a little help.
They enjoyed looking at the picture of deaf kids with hearing aids and cochlear implants--"Just like me!" And they enjoyed looking at kids signing and going to speech.
This book has a neutral tone. Saying that some deaf kids talk, but not that it is better to talk. Saying that some deaf kids sign, but not that it is better to sign. The book conveyed "This is how it is," more fact than opinion. Exactly what I was looking for.
Some Kids Are Deaf: A 4D Book (Understanding Differences) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Some people are deaf. What does that mean? Listeners learn what deafness is, how it can be caused, and what daily life is like for someone who can't hear.
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Balanced, easy to readReviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on 22 March 2013
6 people found this helpful
Good introductionReviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on 13 January 2015
It is a nice easy introductory book that can help spark good conversation with children about deaf/ hard of hearing friends. Written in a way that is easy for young children to understand but doesn't speak down to older students.
One person found this helpful
Nice addition for children to follow differencesReviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on 29 January 2014
These books are great for all children, well written, easy understanding. The back of the book gives resources, facts, and a glossary of what words mean from the story.
Four StarsReviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on 11 April 2016
Nice pictures, but won't last long in my busy preschool classroom. It's a tiny paperback book!