- Paperback: 18 pages
- Publisher: RocketChair Productions (2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0989191907
- ISBN-13: 978-0989191906
- Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Meet ClaraBelle Blue (The ClaraBelle Series) Paperback – 2013
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"Adiba Nelson's sincere, easy narrative is a heartfelt exploration of patience, acceptance and understanding--a most perfect way to introduce the concept of special needs to young children. ClaraBelleBlue's abilities make it plain: "Everything you can do, I can do, too--let's play!" What a delicious message to spread far and wide. Adiba's deft touch does a fine job of delivering."
Denene Millner, New York Times bestselling author and founder of MyBrownBaby.com
About the Author
Adiba Nelson is the author of the children's book "Meet ClaraBelle Blue" and forthcoming "50". She is also a contributing writer for Everyday Feminism, My Brown Baby, and The Huffington Post, as well as a columnist for her local paper, Tucson Weekly. She is an active voice in the Body Positive community, performs burlesque as The BIG Bang McGillicuddy, and recently gave her first TEDx talk - "Skating Downhill: The Art Of Claiming Your Life." Adiba is also a staunch advocate for individuals with special needs; organizing and participating in various fundraisers that serve this population.
On the rare occasion that she has downtime she enjoys being silly with her daughter, traveling to places she can be exceptionally lazy with her husband, and hosting ridiculously elaborate costume parties for her friends!
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I'm giving it four stars for two reasons: I wish it came in hardback, and there are some grammatical errors.
Update: today at the park there was an autistic child. I watched a mother steer her four year old away from playing with the kid. My two year old looked at her wild gesticulations and vocalizations, and she looked up at me questioningly. I just said "She's like Clarabelle Blue." My baby beamed and recited from memory "Clarabelle Blue, she's just like you! Special needs!" She was too shy to approach the girl but she kept beaming at her, and I was so very grateful for this book.
Then buy this book!!! Beautifully illustrated, wonderfully told, we all learn ClaraBelle Blue is just like you, and me and all of us. Inclusion isn't a dirty word and we should all be actively reading stories like this to our children to dispel the stigma of children and others with special needs. My 7 month old seems to already enjoy the photos and listens to me when I read the story. Bravo on a great book, I can't wait for more!
P.s. my daughter requested chapter books please!