Brown and Ortiz show that the differences that seem to separate children with handicaps from others are not important. 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.
About the Author
Tricia Brown is the author of several acclaimed books for young readers, including Someone Special, Just Like You. She lives in Sacramento, California.
Fran Ortiz, an award-winning photojournalist, was the photographer for Someone Special, Just Like You and Hello, Amigos! In 1981 he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his social documentary on the Mono Indians. He lives in Kensington, California.
“Shows preschool disabled children actively playing and learning....In dispelling the fear of the unknown and showing our common needs for physical affection, community, skills, and independence, this book should do much to help the disabled [child] gain acceptance from other children.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books