Monday, July 30, 2012

Let's Hear it for Almigal

Title: Let's Hear it for Almigal
Publisher: Handfinger Press
Pub Date: April 16th , 2012
Author: Wendy Kepfur
Received From: NetGalley

Let's Hear it for Almigal

This fun and original picture book introduces Almigal, a spunky little girl with hearing loss who is now determined to hear every single sound in the universe thanks to her new cotton candy pink cochlear implants. These sounds include a baby's funny giggle, the robin's chirps outside the window, the soft song played during ballet class, and especially her best friend Chloe's teeny-tiny voice. But most of all, Almigal wants to hear her parents whisper to her when they tuck her into bed every night. Almigal's spirit will have both children and parents alike rooting for her, while the story delivers a positive message about accepting and celebrating differences.

C's Review I thought it was a good story. I like how she started wearing hear aids and ended up with the cochlear implant (mom helped me with that word). The colors in the book were really bright and I loved the pink of the implant. I was worried she would be in huge trouble when they got wet and that she'd have to wear hearing aids again. It was pretty crazy her mom dried them with the blow dryer. 

Mom's Review- This was a great story, with some good lessons about what it is like to battle hearing loss. The main character Almigal is strong and brave, but also a fun loving kid. I love that she describes all the things she wants to hear and once she can she focuses on them again! It really touched my heart and you can't ever go wrong with a story that teaches your kids about acceptance and differences!


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