Sarah's Sleepover

Product Number: 43618
Released: Dec 11, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402547867
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Sarah and her cousins have great fun on "sleepover weekend." They make up silly songs and can't believe they're big enough to be left alone when all the grownups go visiting down the road. But then the wind howls and the lights blink out, leaving all Sarah's cousins terrified. Now it's up to Sarah to help them overcome their fears. She isn't afraid of the dark-she's been blind since birth. Author Bobbie Rodriguez shows that sometimes the things that make people different might be the very things that make them special.

Professional reviews

"This story about a blind girl's sleepover weekend invites listeners to consider how all people are uniquely able, despite their physical limitations. Kate Forbes's matter-of-fact tone and even pacing serve the story well, and she effectively dramatizes the verbal exchanges among the girls at the party. Sarah comes across as likable and brave, especially when she takes charge as the lights go out. ("I know my way around in the dark.") Forbes's straightforward narration allows children to notice for themselves how sometimes it's our very differences that make us special. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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