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.
"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
Text by Tricia Brown; Photographs by Fran Ortiz; Bibliography by Effie Lee Morris
Tricia Brown is also the author of Hello, Amigos! and L'Chaim: The Story of a Russian Émigré Boy. She has traveled extensively in southeast Asia and is a member of the Chinese Culture foundation. She has a master's degree in international multicultural education and lives in San Francisco, California.
Fran Ortiz, an award-winning photojournalist, was also the photographer for Hello, Amigos! In 1981 he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his social documentary on the Mono Indians. He lives in Kensington, California.