Top critical review
Underwhelming but I still appreciate the subject matter
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2019
I was disappointed in this book because it merely introduces some disabilities or conditions but doesn't give kids any practical idea of how to interact or understand the experience of these situations. For example, I am hearing impaired and I explain to my son and anyone I need to that I "hear" with my eyes and need to see their face to understand what they are saying. I tell him that it is stressful to try to have conversations with people who don't respond when I ask them to do that. Thus, my son knows what to do when he meets someone with hearing challenges and he knows that he can expect to work a bit harder to communicate with them. I want him to be assertive and confident in interacting and forging relationships with people, able to ask questions and think about their experiences. I think that the children/situations in this book are presented without giving enough dimensionality and information that could have been delivered briefly and thoughtfully so that parents could talk with their kids about this.