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We'll Paint the Octopus Red
Written by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, Illustrator, Pam DeVito




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isbn# 978-1-890627-06-5
1998
Hardcover
11" x 8 1/2"
25 Full-color illustrations
Ages 3-7


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"What starts as a regular new-baby story takes an unexpected twist. The young redheaded narrator is at first displeased with the idea of a new sibling but then has lots of ideas about what they might do together. Then, Father comes home with the news that baby Isaac has been born with Down syndrome. Her father is upset, but as the girl asks her questions all over again, they both see that although it may take a little longer and require more patience, they can't find one of those million things that Isaac won't be able to do with their help. The fine text gets right to a child's level of understanding, and the positive messages of acceptance and helping may best be understood by children this age. An appended question-and-answer spread, written at a child's level, tells what Down syndrome is, why some babies have it, and why parents may feel sad when the baby is born. Ink-and-watercolor pictures...exude a warm feeling that matches the story. [T]his is a thoughtful, focused book that will be of enormous help to families with Down syndrome children."
-ALA Booklist, September 1998

 
   
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