Mandy stared out the window and shivered, She hated the dark; it made her so alone. At night she couldn't sign to her friends or see anyone's lips when they spoke. it felt as if the world ended at the edge of her flashlight beam.But she looked at Grandma's tear-streaked face and bare collar. The silver pin Grandpa had given her so long ago was lost somewhere in the woods.Mandy stared out the window and shivered, She hated the dark; it made her so alone. At night she couldn't sign to her friends or see anyone's lips when they spoke. it felt as if the world ended at the edge of her flashlight beam.But she looked at Grandma's tear-streaked face and bare collar. The silver pin Grandpa had given her so long ago was lost somewhere in the woods. And even though a stormy night was beginning, Mandy was determined to find it.Barbara Booth's beautiful text and )im LaMarche's luminescent paintings give readers a rare insight into the world of a very special deaf child....
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I thought this was a fairly good book about the relationship between a girl and her grandmother. The story was a little lengthy but it added to the rich plot of the story. The characters in the story were very relatable and I think many children will be able to relate to thebclose relationship Mandy had with her grandmother. There was not much representation of different cultures in the story but it did not take away from the story. The illustrations were also very beautiful in the book and added perfectly to the storyline.
This is a great fiction book about a deaf girl and her grandmother. It's a lengthy book but it can be easily split into two readings for the younger elementary grade levels. This is a good story to use to teach about inferring and even predictions. It has a heartwarming storyline that the kids are sure to enjoy.
This is a beautiful tastefully done, introduction to what it might be like to be a deaf child. I thought it might be a little bit beyond where my sons are, but they keep asking me to re-read it to them and teach them new signs.
Mandy has lost her mother's ring and ventures into the stormy night to find it -- never realizing what risk she has put herself in, since Mandy is deaf. Sensitive text with striking illustrations.
Awards: noneRecommended ages: 5-8Summary: This book shares a heartwarming story, filled with entertainment, suspense and joy. The text is a little long on some pages and the illustrations are very eye catching. The text is long on various pages.Review: This book is suitable for the age range, but may have to be read by an adult with younger ages. The illustrations are very detailed and the story is very entertaining. In Class uses: morning read, unit on realistic fiction books, transition.