Just Because

Just Because

Book - 2010
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Amusing and often touching, this story encompasses the issue of disability in a charming celebration of sibling friendship to which all children can relate My big sister Clemmie is my best friend. She can't walk, talk, move around much, cook macaroni, pilot a plane, juggle or do algebra. I don't know why she doesn't do these things. Just because. A younger brother describes all the fun he has with the big sister he loves so much--just because, in this heartwarming picture book about being perfectly loved, no matter what. He is enthusiastic about just how loving and special she is, and delights in telling us about all the fun things they do together. Only as his tale unfolds does the reader begin to realize that his sister has special needs--and by then the reader just accepts, as he does, all the wonderful things about her. Teachers and librarians will appreciate this book for its sincere and convincing treatment of children with special needs, while parents will use this book to encourage sibling friendship and to read with children who are beginning to ask why a particular child they know is "different."
Publisher: Oxford : Lion Children's, 2010
ISBN: 9780745962672
Branch Call Number: E ELL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.


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A younger brother describes all the fun with his sister he loves so much--just because. a wonderful story about being perfectly loved.

Tobie thinks his sister Clemmie is the best, no matter what. Join their adventures and find out why!

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Jul 18, 2018

This book is about a girl Clemmie who can't do normal things that other people can do because I believe that she has a type of disability because it looks like she does in the book. She is in some type of wheelchair, which makes me think she has a disability? Her sister doesn’t bother her like other sisters do, instead, she makes her younger sister laugh, makes sweet noises, wears silly hats, and pulls funny faces. Clemmie’s sister is very loyal to her in various ways, their relationship as a sibling is thicker than glue. This informs kids to love your siblings and always be nice to them. It is a very lovely book for young readers who want to be a great sibling! Rating 4/5
- @Bookworm5755 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 25, 2018

I loved this story about a boy and his adventures with his disabled and non-verbal sister. A beautiful way to present sibling love.

KCLSKidsSpecialNeeds Mar 04, 2014

This is a charming story that celebrates families of all kinds.

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