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A Very Special Critter (Golden Look-Look Books) (Little Critter)

by Mercer Mayer, Gina Mayer

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I thought this was an adorable little story. When the teacher announces that there's going to be a new student in class tomorrow the whole class gets excited. Then she asks them all to try very hard to make him feel welcome... because he's in a wheelchair. Ordinarily (before I received the list of books with things to avoid and things books to include) I would have thought this was a really great (albeit idealistically naive) story about acceptance of new kids who are different but not so different after all. That being said, I think this was actually a great way to handle this subject. The kids were curious but not rude when they asked the new critter, Alex, questions about his wheelchair. Alex happily answered all of them and "didn't seem to mind". The kids proceeded to learn that Alex was perfectly capable of doing most things by himself and he wasn't afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Alex helped out others just as much as they helped him. Everyone needs a little help sometimes after all. I'm still unsure about using 'special' when discussing people with disabilities but it was in no way offensive in this text. ( )
  ilonon | Mar 30, 2017 |
There is a new student in school and his name is Alex, but what makes Alex different is that he uses a wheel chair to get around. Alex came into school and looked nervous, all the kids introduced then introduced themselves to Alex. When it came to go outside, all the students thought that Alex would need help, but they realized he didn't much help at all, only doing some things, but not everything. The message that is demonstrated in this story is that you should accept and respect everyone no matter their differences or what they look like. This is an outstanding book to read to students so they can be aware that not everyone acts and looks the same, and that disabilities do not define a person. ( )
  MaggieMurray | Feb 15, 2017 |
this book talks about a friend of brother critters that is in a wheel chair and how he needs some help sometimes and he might need some other things that people don't
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  TUCC | Dec 19, 2016 |
I loved this book, these little critter books were my favorite growing up. I liked this book because the plot of the story is relatable to all children about making new friends and accepting differences, such as being in a wheelchair. At first the little critter is nervous about the new student in his class, but learns he is just like him and they become friends. I also really like how the characters in the story are relatable. The story describes how the new student is just as nervous to meet the class as they are to meet him. The story also describes how the students get to know each other and help each other and become friends. The main idea of this story is that just because someone may look different or have a disability, they are still just like you. ( )
  shax1 | Oct 14, 2016 |
Little Critter discovers that the new boy in class is really not so different from anyone else, even though he is in a wheelchair
  clwalker | Jun 14, 2012 |
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In this wise and funny picture-book adventure, a special student joins Little Critter's class at school. The new student uses a wheelchair, and Little Critter is worried. Will his classmate be very different? Will the class know how to act around him? It's an honest, realistic look at ways kids deal successfully with the unknown -- mixed with a big dollop of Mercer Mayer humor for good measure.

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Alex joins Little Critter's class at school, but because he's in a wheelchair, nobody knows how to treat him.

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