Brown and Ortiz show that the differences that seem to separate children with handicaps from others are not what matters, in this low-key classic.
What is important is the common delight in life--a desire to love, learn and play, and to be accepted for themselves as other children are.
Tricia Brown is also the author of Hello, Amigos! and L'Chaim: The Story of a Russian Ìämigré Boy. She has traveled extensively in southeast Asia and is a member of the Chinese Culture foundation. She holds a master's degree in international multicultural education.
Fran Ortiz, an award-winning photojournalist, was also the photographer for Hello, Amigos!. In 1981 he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his social documentary on the Mono Indians.
Ages 3-7. 64 pages. 1995