Meet Almigal, a happy, spunky little girl with a big personality who feels unlucky because she can't hear everything she wants to hear. Almigal wants to hear "every single sound in the whole entire universe" - from the robins singing outside her bedroom window to the soft music during ballet class and her friend's teeny-tiny voice. But most of all, Almigal wants to hear her Mommy and Daddy whisper "We love you, Almigal!" when they tuck her into bed at night. Readers will rejoice with Almigal when a solution is found. Almigal's spirit and her cotton-candy pink cochlear implants will have everyone shouting "Let's Hear It For Almigal!" Endearing, lighthearted and informative, this book can be enjoyed by children with and without hearing loss.
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Wendy Kupfer knows Almigal's story well. Doctors diagnosed her daughter Ali at ten months of age with a "profound hearing loss" and predicted she would never speak, but the doctors underestimated this unbeatable mother-daughter team. Wendy's dedication and drive, paired with Ali's hard work and determination, produced one spunky, confident "chatterbox" and two passionate advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing.Review:
“Beautifully illustrated by Tammie Lyon, Let’s Hear it for Almigal should be required reading for children who are hearing impaired. It’s easy to identify with Almigal, a child full of energy, enthusiasm, and mischief. Written in language that is simple to understand for children ages three through eight.” —ForeWord Reviews
“Kupfer—whose own daughter, Ali, was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at 10 months of age—celebrates uniqueness, while the delightful, full-page illustrations show the lively heroine and her friends and family enjoying their differences.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This is a lovely, positive uplifting book that will also hopefully make people more aware of what it is like to be deaf. It is important for people to understand what it is like to be deaf so that they can empathize with deaf people. It also gives those who are deaf an amazing character that they can relate to.” —Children’s Web Magazine
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Book Description Handfinger Press, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110983829403