August 6, 2012

Review: Let's Hear It For Almigal

Let's Hear It For Almigal by Wendy Kupfer, illustrated by Tammie Lyon

This cute picture book is the story of a girl with hearing loss who gives up her hearing aids for a pink (cotton candy pink!) cochlear implant. Full disclosure time: my son has a cochlear implant. The author has a daughter with hearing loss as well. This book is full of self affirmation and joy over hearing that it's not hard to believe, like Almigal says, she's the luckiest girl in the world. The illustrations are cute and cartoonish, with enough realism and detail for the story. I really liked this book.  I do feel that the author brushed over the hard work it takes to get kids using an implant, and I wish the character were a boy, but this book would be great for any students who have classmates with implants to introduce them to the concept of what they are, as well as any students receiving implants. Highly recommended. This review is based on a publisher supplied electronic copy.

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!

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