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I am a counselor and this book will be useful when teaching children differences in other kids.-KGB 2016
This is a beautifully illustrated, wonderful book, emphasizing the beauty and joy that is Jake. While the book is geared toward children, the lesson is important for us all, young and old. No matter how different we may seem, we are more alike than different.
My Name is Jake is a wonderful book to share with children. The explanation of Down Syndrome is written using words and illustrations young children can understand. It is refreshing to see a book about a child with a disability being the main character. I hope to see more from this author!
As a teacher of students with special needs, this book explains how we are all created to be unique. I have had the privilege to know Jake. This is a book I will use when explaining how people with disabilities are more like everyone else than different. God has great things in store for the Steele family.
As a pre-k teacher this book is wonderful. I work in a school where special needs kids are learning along side of other students. This book is used to explain how we are all special and unique. It puts a tough subject for adults to talk about into terms kids can understand. It answers the questions they have and explains how they are all just kids who love to learn and have fun! This book is a treasure for my classroom.
This book will be a great resource to help children understand that we all are different in some ways, but have many more ways where we share common interests and activities. It will help to answer questions children may have about those with special needs, particularly Down Syndrome. Beautifully illustrated, it points out many activities that all children like to do, emphasizing that we are much more alike than different.
I am an elementary school librarian and this book is wonderful. The pages are filled with bright, happy illustrations and the simple text is an easy read aloud for special need and primary students. There aren't many quality books on the subject of Down Syndrome and this tells the story of a real-life boy who enjoys the same world of puppies and playing that all kids enjoy. A great book for teaching understanding differences and sameness in others.