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Prince Noah & the School Pirates
by Silke Schnee
It’s time for young Prince Noah to go to school. The prince, who starred in the book The Prince Who Was Just Himself, may be a little slower than other students, but he has no less joy in learning. In his kingdom, children go to school on sailing ships. There is a ship for girls and one for boys. There is a ship for children with an eye patch, a ship for children with one leg, and a ship for children who are slower learners. No one knows why there are so many different ships, but it has always been that way.
Then a terrible storm drives the ships into the hands of pirates. The boys and girls realize that they will only escape if everyone does what he or she does best. Through their adventures, they learn that diversity makes us strong and that every person has something to teach us.
This delightfully illustrated fairy tale instills appreciation for children with Down syndrome and other developmental challenges, making it a valuable aid for teaching tolerance in the home or classroom.
Having had a beloved aunt with Down Syndrome, I have a special place in my heart with people like her. My aunt, Susan has been gone for 15 years now, but I will never forget her. I never really realized how very blessed I was to have had her in my life. People with Down Syndrome are just like everyone else with dreams and abilities. The only thing that sets them apart is their boundless capacity to love unconditionally.
This book is a great read for children and for classrooms, so that children can become aware that even though someone may look or act differently, each child has something to contribute and should be accepted just the way they are.
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The Prince who was Just Himself
by Silke Schnee
The royal couple is looking forward to their third child. “He looks a little different,” muses the king at Prince Noah’s arrival. “He is not like the others,” agrees the queen. Soon they notice what a very special person he is, even though he can’t do everything his brothers can.
When the youngest prince disarms the cruel knight Scarface, the nation’s most dreaded enemy, with an act of compassion, everyone finally realizes how good it is that each person is unique.
This delightfully illustrated fairy tale for children three years and older instills appreciation for children with Down syndrome and other developmental challenges, making it a valuable aid for teaching tolerance in the home or classroom.
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My Thoughts: The Prince who was Just Himself is a book that is quite dear to my heart. As soon as I heard of what it is about, I wanted to review it. I was raised with my Aunt Susan, who had Down Syndrome. She was a huge part of my life when I was a child. What I remember the most about her was her unconditional love for all of us. Susan also loved holidays, Elvis and Coca-Cola. She passed away seventeen years ago at the age of 49, but she taught me many valuable life's lesson.
People with Down Syndrome are a true blessing to their families and anyone who is lucky enough to know them. They shine with a beautiful radiance because they are true angels sent here to make the world a better place. Every time I see an individual with Down Syndrome, I am drawn to them, and I want to be with them.
This book is a very sweet fairy tale about a Prince with Down Syndrome who conquers evil with love. Anyone who has a child or a family member with Down Syndrome can relate to this beautiful story. I love it!
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.