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According to the March of Dimes, about 12,000 babies with hearing loss are born in the U.S. each year, making it one of the most common birth defects. Kids can also lose their hearing due to childhood illnesses. Wendy Kupfer’s new picture book, Let’s Hear It For Almigal is the story of a happy little girl who feels unlucky because she can’t hear everything she wants to hear. Endearing, lighthearted and informative, the book can be enjoyed by children with and without hearing loss.
Meet Almigal, a happy, spunky little girl with a big personality who feels unlucky because she can’t hear everything she wants to hear. Almigal wants to hear “every single sound in the whole entire universe” – from the robins singing outside her bedroom window to the soft music during ballet class and her friend’s teeny-tiny voice. But most of all, Almigal wants to hear her Mommy and Daddy whisper “We love you, Almigal!” when they tuck her into bed at night. Readers will rejoice with Almigal when a solution is found. Almigal’s spirit and her cotton-candy pink cochlear implants will have everyone shouting “Let’s Hear It For Almigal!” Endearing, lighthearted and informative, this book can be enjoyed by children with and without hearing loss.
The story of Almigal is perfect for everyone. We love this book so much and enjoy reading it often. The story is so sweet, the illustrations are adorable and this book will definitely let your kids learn that even though we are not all the same in a way we are. Almigal may not hear well everything around her, but she is still just a sweet little girl with family, friends and two little puppies that love her. Beautifully written book definitely a must read for all kids.
About the Author: Wendy Kupfer knows Almigal’s story well. Doctors diagnosed her daughter Ali at ten months of age with a “profound hearing loss” and predicted she would never speak, but the doctors underestimated this unbeatable mother-daughter team. Wendy’s dedication and drive, paired with Ali’s hard work and determination, produced one spunky, confident “chatterbox” and two passionate advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Let’s Hear It For Almigal is perfect for ages 3 to 7, with 32 pages and it’s available from April 2012.
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