In a simple language, and illustrated with photographs three sisters describe the ways in which little brother Jai, a Down's Syndrome child, is different from other children, and what the family does to help him get along.
"...highly recommended for all young children..." - Canadian Book Review Annual
"...a fine book to introduce physical and mental handicaps." - Canadian Materials
"This warm family story, lighted by colour photographs of Jai's busy, happy life, should be an inspiration to any reader." - Emergency Librarian
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Sisters Tara and Jasmine wrote about their baby brother Jai with help from their mother, Shelley.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3 Tara and Jasmine tell about their little brother Jai, who has Down's Syndrome. The text stresses the ways in which he is like all children, although he needs extra help to walk, use a spoon, stack blocks, etc. The color photographs show an engaging little boy going about his daily activities, often with other family members. The pictures are well placed to complement the text. Unfortunately, the text is so brief that it does not give a clear idea of what Down's Syndrome is or how it affects family life. The problems are skipped over with "sometimes he's fun and sometimes he's not." Harriet Sobol's My Brother Steven Is Retarded (Macmillan, 1977) and Joe Lasker's He's My Brother (Albert Whitman, 1974) both give less relentlessly upbeat pictures of family life with a retarded child. Li Stark, North Castle Public Library, Armonk, N . Y.
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Book Description Annick Press, 1988. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110920303307
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