Someone Makes A Friend

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$29.99 each In stock

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Personalization: You will have the ability to personalize this book with the child’s name, a personal photo, a dedication message, and choice of Mom or Dad to participate in the story.

Age: newborn to 10 years old
Cover: Hard cover
Number of pages: 16 full color
Dimensions: 8.5” X 7” landscape
Language Options: currently English only, other languages coming soon

About This Book

This book is for both children with and without disabilities.Your child turns a regular day at the park into a special and memorable experience that we can all learn from. Through an illustrated and kid-friendly story, we follow your child making a new friend. With Talking Points on the last page, the book provides adults the opportunity to have a discussion with children about differences, acceptance, bravery, and kindness.

How To Use This Book

Our books are designed to spread the message of acceptance, awareness, and kindness to all children. Our readers should understand that people with special needs have both skills and challenges, but just like everyone else they want to be accepted, understood, and befriended. People with special needs might not look, act, or move the way that others expect, but with some patience and understanding, a friendship can be made. We are all more alike than we are different and we should all be treated with respect and kindness.

In the Home:
The benefits of reading to your child are endless. Our books are designed to open a line of communication between the parent and their child. By reading aloud with a child without a disability, condition, or syndrome, you can help them understand the person with the special need. It will open the lines of communication and assist in answering questions and learning about acceptance. The Talking Points at the end of this book assist the adult in answering questions the child may have.

At School:
Our books are specifically designed for the child to take to school and share with his or her teacher and classmates. This book will assist the teacher in teaching about children with special needs and also teach the classmates about children with disabilities, conditions, or syndromes. It is recommended that a copy of this book stays at school so that classmates can read it multiple times and continue to learn about acceptance, respect, and kindness. Our books open up a direct line of communication between the teacher and students. They also create a safe environment for asking questions and getting answers.

What Others Are Saying

“I’ve always found it difficult to explain to my children about why other children might look or act differently than them. It really helps to have this book which tells a story while teaching a valuable lesson and has beautiful illustrations. The Talking Points on the last page really opens the door to a great discussion.” ~Caryn P. 

“As a teacher I sometimes have a hard time finding the right words to explain to my students about our special education students that are in our school. I want them to know it’s okay to ask questions and be curious, but I also want them to be respectful, kind, and accepting. This book gives me the exact words I need. Every classroom needs to have this book.” ~Dorthy S.