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My Friend Has Down Syndrome (Let's Talk about It (Barron)) Paperback – October 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Series: Let's Talk about It (Barron)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780764140761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764140761
  • ASIN: 0764140760
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 9.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When Tammy, who has Down syndrome, comes to summer camp, Ms. Theresa has prepped her group by talking about her condition and how it affects some children. Any fears of catching the disease or of not knowing what to say are effectively alleviated by Ms. Theresa’s planning ahead. The young narrator has been asked to be Tammy’s special friend and she is a bit nervous. But soon the two are best of friends, and Tammy teaches the girl many things and helps her with her stage fright at Talent Night. The illustrations are simple and expressive. The text is a bit wordy and didactic in tone, which is too bad because books like this are important when children with special needs are incorporated into the mainstream of school or camp. The book is part of the Let’s Talk about It! series and is also being released in Spanish as Mi Amiga tiene el Síndrome de Down. Grades 2-4. --Bina Williams

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"the pictures and scenarios are appropriate for primary-grade children"


—Wendy Smith D'Arezzo, School Library Journal, June 2009


More About the Author

Jennifer was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, lived in Chicago and is currently residing in the Cleveland area, with her husband and three children. Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Ryerson University.

Jennifer's work experience includes being a Child Welfare Social Worker, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant & Trainer, and a Guardian Ad Litem. Jennifer began her writing career in 2001 and is still writing today. Jennifer writes non-fiction children's books that focus on family situations, life skills, development disorders and everyday situations. Working as a social worker, Jennifer was able to work with many children and families, and therefore saw a need for literature to be made available to families on topics that matter to them most. Jennifer's books are published in several countries and languages and are available all around the world!!

Jennifer enjoys sports, reading and spending time with her family.

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It would be a great addition to your classrooms library as well.
M. Drenth
The counselor discusses the situation and explains that Tammy is just like them yet she may need some help with certain activities.
Miranda
I would have preferred photographs of real children, but the drawings, although stereotypical, are quite good.
Busy Mom

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Busy Mom on December 9, 2009
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Given the selection of children's books about Down syndrome, this one really tried to make the grade. I was looking for a book to read to my daughter's 1st grade class since she has Down syndrome, and this one is geared to kids maybe a couple of years older than that. The book incorrectly states that a person with Down syndrome is born with an extra gene - it should say "extra chromosome". It also mentions a few stereotypes and other "facts" about Down syndrome that aren't entirely accurate. It would have been a bit better with a little more touch up. I would have preferred photographs of real children, but the drawings, although stereotypical, are quite good. The overall message of the book, that people with Down syndrome might need a little extra help with some things but are very capable people and valuable members of their communities, is great. It is also presented in a way that kids would see as "cool" and easily related to their own experiences.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joanne Davis on February 20, 2009
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I got this book for my daughter aged 4.Her brother was born with Down syndrome and I thought she would enjoy it .She loves bedtime stories and I thought it might provoke questions or anxieties she may have about her brother's disability .I loved the book and it's illustrations;very well put together ,I think she is a bit young to understand yet but I'm sure it will come out again and again.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Drenth on December 24, 2008
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I love the story, the illustrations...everything. My daughter has Down syndrome and she is getting to the age where she is seeking out friends. I purchased this book to help the friendships grow, for the younger ones in our family network that have questiosn etc. If you have a child with Down syndrome or you know of a child with Down syndrome this is the book to get. It would be a great addition to your classrooms library as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Kim A. Mastriano on October 5, 2010
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My oldest son has Down syndrome and I was looking for a book that was simple and to the point to share with his siblings and friends to help them better understand and accept 'J's' differences. It is very basic and simple.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Laura Walser on January 24, 2011
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My daughter has Down syndrome and I wanted some books to help explain to her classmates about DS. This book is incorrect - it says "a person with Down syndrome is born with an extra gene" when it should say "an extra chromosome". In the parent guide, it states this fact correctly so I don't know why it is wrong in the story. I think this will confuse kids. It also says "some kids with DS have trouble hearing and seeing things, and some take longer to learn things" which I also thought was incorrect. I just feel that it didn't paint the most accurate picture of a child with Down syndrome. But the story did show the girl with Down syndrome participating in activities that most kids do which was good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Arnold on July 6, 2014
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great resource for preschoolers and explaining differences
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