Friday, October 8, 2010

Book Review: Meet Annie

Meet Annie by heather J. Scharlao-HollisWritten by Heather J. Scharlau-Hollis, a mother of 3. Her youngest has Down syndrome.

A delightful story about a little girl who talks about things she likes and how she feels about certain things. She engages the reader/listener at every page turn with questions, creating conversation just as one might have when getting to know a young child.

This is the kind of book I would take to Matthew's kindergaten class (when he's in kindergarten) if I am given the opportunity to share or read a book. I think it would raise awareness about Down syndrome in terms that a kindergartener would relate to on a personal level. It is geared toward helping very young minds understand how having Down syndrome makes Matthew different and yet has feelings, likes and dislikes just like everyone else without Down syndrome. I would love for his friends and classmates to appreciate his and each other's differences and realize that differences makes everyone unique.

NOTE: The book also comes with an audio download.

Have you read it? What do you think?