From School Library Journal
PreS—The youngsters depicted in these small, easy-to-handle concept books have facial features characteristic of children with Down syndrome. Their smiles engage readers and pull them into the simple contents. ABCs
has one letter per page with a noun known to most preschoolers represented in several ways: a color photo of a child or children playing with, holding, wearing, or eating the item named (e.g., apple, balloon, hat), a simple graphic depiction of it in the outer border, the word and the letter in upper- and lowercase bold colors, and the letter in sign language. In Colors
, the child wears a garment or holds a toy or common food representing the color. At the border the name of the color is written in both English and Spanish and is shown as a shape (e.g., a red square, orange circle, yellow triangle). In both books, boys and girls are represented, and they range in age from infancy to three or four years. These titles are clear and focused throughout and could appeal to any preschooler.—Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
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A nice book to make Down syndrome children feel included in the world of picture books. A nice book for any home or classroom interested in illustrating and promoting diversity. --ForeWord Magazine
, July/August 2009, Volume 12, No. 4