I CAN PLAY TOO!
Life-Changing Lessons from a Three-Legged Dog
Sharman Martin, with Photographs from Karim Shamsi-Basha
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Follow the adventures of Bo, a real-life, three-legged dog who lost his right leg in a terrible accident, but who persevered and won the heart of his new owner and the author of the book. Although this is written for young children, parents and teachers will find this story tugging at their hearts, as they see the value and integrity of all creatures of our God and King. You will learn how Bo persisted with his owner's other two dogs to finally convince them that "I Can Play Too." The primary purpose of this full color book is to teach children to treat all other children with respect no matter how different they may be. This is a powerful story!
The author wrote the following to explain how she plans to use the money she makes from the sale of her book: "Diversity...differences... and children. How do we teach our children to respect others and treat them equally, regardless of how they look? As an elementary school teacher for 24 years I see this as an important part of a child's social character. And with that concept in mind, I have written a picture book about a dog (my dog), who only has 3 legs. Throughout the story, Bo is shunned by the other dogs in the family because he looks different. As I teach Physical Education to Kindergarten through 3rd grade students daily, I know that the physically impaired children at my school just want to play with the other children. This book was written with those, and all special needs children who have some sort of impairment, in mind. I know that this book would be an asset in every elementary classroom and library. Any monies collected after the payment for the publishing of Bo's book will go toward getting Bo a front leg wheelchair, which will in turn take the stress off of his remaining front leg."
"Martin's 'I Can Play Too' is the PERFECT book that teaches so many different life lessons including acceptance, determination, and perseverance. As the guidance counselor in a school with over 750 children, I knew it was a book that all children could relate to the moment I read it for the first time. Bo, a sweet 3-legged lab, loved his two brothers so much, but they did not want to play with him because he was 'different' from them. It took them a little while to warm up to him. Once they did and let him play, they realized he could play too and was full of fun, regardless of his difference! All children can relate to Bo if they think about a time in their lives when they felt excluded or different in some way. Bo teaches us to celebrate these differences because being different is what makes us special. I would recommend this book to every teacher, counselor, and parent, as it is chock-full of wonderful life lessons at the turn of every page." - Dawn Norris, Guidance Counselor, Vestavia Hills Elementary West in Alabama
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LARGE HARDCOVER EDITION - OVER 30 FULL COVER PHOTOGRAPHS
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I CAN PLAY TOO! The Paperback Edition
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