Sunday, November 13, 2011

Book Review: What Do You Use To Help YOur Body? by Author Jewel Kats

What Do YOu Use To Help Your Body?
Author: Jewel Kats
ISBN: 978-1-61599-082-5

Genre of Book(s): Fiction / Disabilities


Maggie and Momma love going for walks. During every outing, Maggie learns about something new. Today’s no different! Momma has arranged for Maggie to meet lots of people in her neighborhood. They all have different jobs. They all come from different cultures. They all use different things to help their bodies. Maggie doesn’t just stop to chit-chat. Rather, she gets to the bottom of things. By asking the right question, she discovers how many people with disabilities use aids to help them out.

My Review: This is a great example of diversity and teaching children in a compassionate way about others and their disabilities. The story is sweet, the characters are real, and it makes a good story to read to children to open up the discussion or conversation about those that are different. The author has a wonderful way of bringing the reader into the story and helping them to see what it is like for others and how things like an eye patch, cane, or other aide can assist the person to be more capable.

Author Bio

Jewel Kats, 32, is an award-winning writer. She’s also one tough cookie. At the age of nine, Jewel endured a car accident. Her physical abilities altered forever. She spent weeks in the Hospital for Sick Children recovering, has survived eight leg surgeries, and currently walks with a cane. (Note: It’s fashionably handpainted!) Nothing stops Jewel. For six years, she penned a syndicated teen advice column for Scripps-Howard News Service and TorStar Syndication Services. Jewel has earned $20,000 in scholarships from Global Television Network and Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. She’s penned three children’s books, including: “Reena’s Bollywood Dream” and “What Do You Use to Help Your Body?” She calls Toronto home

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