Tuesday, February 24, 2009

On Tour With Kim Hix and "No One is Perfect and You are a Great Kid"!

I love children's books in general, but books that address specific needs appeal to me for a variety of reasons. Kim's book is unique in that it is based on her son, Zack, and his struggle to fit in with his peers.

I have a daughter who is beautiful, funny, caring and graduating this May from high school...and she has a learning disability. The last six years have been a struggle for both of us.

She's felt alone, lost, and often isolated from her peer group because she isn't able to do what her friends are able to do. She's 19 and still doesn't have a license, a job, and just passed the exam to allow her to graduate---a year after most of her peers have graduated.

Kim's book is for children like Zack and my daughter. I encourage you to invest in a copy of the book for any child you know who just doesn't seem to fit in. Don't wait. The earlier you can begin reading this story to your son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, niece or nephew...the better his/her life will be.

We can't fix everything. We can't fix much, actually. Thanks to Kim Hix and her book "No One is Perfect and You are a Great Kid", we can at least let our children know we understand and they are not alone in this big, huge world.

I'm giving "No One is Perfect and You are a Great Kid" four out of five bookmarks with a gold star---everyone needs a gold star, don't you agree?

Happy Reading!


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