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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Everybody wants to help Davey.

"Let me open that."

"Do you want to hold my hand?"

Davey has one answer for all, "Thanks, but no thanks."

Davey is blind - and he is perfectly capable of doing everything on his own. His well-meaning classmates stop offering help when they see how able Davey is.

They respect his self reliance - until he tries to play kickball.

After several missed kicks and a trampled first baseman, no one wants Davey on his or her team.

But by working together, the children figure out a way to offer help that respects Davey's unique abilities and his desire for freedom. In this seamless tale, based on a true story, the children realize that interdependence can be just as important and rewarding as independence. (excerpt from inside flap).

In the book, Keep Your Ear On The Ball by Genevieve Petrillo, the children learn how to deal with a child who is very independent and doesn't want his disability of being blind to allow him from doing things like the other kids. It's only through seeing things from Davey's perspective that the children learn how to help Davey play kickball by being team players and allowing Davey to be just like one of them.

I received this book compliments of Tilbury House Publishers for my honest review and think that every child should read this book. It shows what can be done when the kids work together as a team instead of treating someone differently because of his disability. What a great gifts for any parent or grandparent as well as for schools and church youth groups as well. This is a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.

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