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Kids Can Press: Spring 2022

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    9781525305009
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group USA Availability: Available On Sale Date: May 03, 2022 Carton Quantity: 30 $21.99 CAD
    $18.99 USD
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Up and Adam
By (author): Debbie Zapata Illustrated by: Yong Ling Kang
Debbie Zapata ,

Illustrated by :

Yong Ling Kang

Imprint:

Kids Can Press

ISBN:

9781525304415

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2, Reading age 3 - 7
May 03, 2022
$21.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 10 x 0.38 in | 0.92 lb

Page Count:

32 pages
Kids Can Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
  • Short Description
A boy with Down syndrome lifts spirits all over town! It's the day after the big storm. Adam and his dog, Up, are finishing breakfast when the mayor appears on TV asking everyone to help with the cleanup. She says, “Now, it's time to get to work. Up and at 'em!” When Adam hears the mayor tell him and Up to get to work, he's on it! “We can help!” Adam says. And as everyone in the town is about to discover --- they really can! With kindness in his heart and a smile on his face, Adam shows readers that everyone can make a difference in their community!
A winning, uplifting story about a boy with Down syndrome who helps his neighbors in the aftermath of a storm in a way only he can. It's the morning after the big storm. Adam and his dog, Up, are finishing breakfast when Adam sees the mayor on TV asking everyone to pitch in with the cleanup. She says, “Now, it's time to get to work. Up and at 'em!” When Adam hears the mayor tell him and Up to get to work, he's on it! “We can help!” he says. All day, the pair do what they can --- clearing the sidewalk, fixing a birdhouse, passing out cookies. But it turns out, Adam's most important contribution to his community is one he doesn't even think about --- his smile. Because when anyone sees Adam smile, they smile, too. And as Adam says, “A pair of smiles can make a difference.” Debbie Zapata's sweet story scores on two fronts: it features an endearing and authentic representation of a child with Down syndrome, focused on his abilities, not disabilities, and it offers an inspiring model of how everyone can make a difference in their community. Adam's Down syndrome is not referenced in the story but is addressed in an author's note, which also includes information about Down syndrome, and resources. Adam's open-hearted and infectious smile lights the pages as he lifts spirits all over town in Yong Ling Kang's illustrations, which thoughtfully feature details in Adam's clothing and belongings that are sensitive to his needs. The book is full of positive examples of community, contributing and inclusion, and beautifully captures the character education themes of kindness, teamwork, initiative and citizenship.

Debbie Zapata is a children's book author who believes that kids need characters who look like them and who overcome obstacles and make a difference in the world. She also works as a therapist helping families who have children with special needs, as well as partners with school districts on diversity and inclusion. Debbie and her family live in Austin, Texas. Up and Adam is her debut picture book.
Yong Ling Kang was born in Malaysia and grew up in Singapore. She is fascinated by storytelling, and has honed her craft through picture books, manga, cartoons and formal schooling in an animation program. Yong Ling has illustrated several picture books, including The Midnight Club, This House Is Home, Tanna's Owl and William's Getaway. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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