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In Jesse's Shoes: Appreciating Kids with Special Needs [Hardcover]

By Beverly Lewis (Author) & Laura Nikiel (Illustrator)
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Item description for In Jesse's Shoes: Appreciating Kids with Special Needs by Beverly Lewis & Laura Nikiel...

In a realistic story about learning to understand and appreciate a child with special needs, Jesse's sister struggles to understand her brother and to deal with the kids who make fun of him. 15,000 first printing.

Publishers Description
An Important Picture Book From Beverly Lewis
What parent hasn't urged her son or daughter not to stare or tease a child who is "different" or disabled in some way?
As Jesse's sister struggle to understand her brother--and to deal with the kids who make fun of him--families everywhere will benefit from this sensitive yet realistic story about learning to understand and befriend a child with special needs.

Citations And Professional Reviews
In Jesse's Shoes: Appreciating Kids with Special Needs by Beverly Lewis & Laura Nikiel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2008 page 33
  • Christian Retailing - 09/03/2007 page 27
  • CBA Retailers - 10/01/2007 page 84

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Bethany House
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.65" Width: 8.76" Height: 0.37"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  4-9
Edition  Reprinted  
ISBN  0764203134  
ISBN13  9780764203138  

Availability  1 units.
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More About Beverly Lewis & Laura Nikiel

Beverly Lewis Beverly Lewis was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. She fondly recalls her growing-up years, and due to a keen interest in her mother's Plain family heritage, many of Beverly's books are set in Lancaster County.

A former schoolteacher, Bev is a member of The National League of American Pen Women—the Pikes Peak Branch—and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her bestselling books are among the C.S. Lewis Noteworthy List Books, and both The Postcard and Annika's Secret Wish have received Silver Angel Awards. Bev and her husband have three children and make their home in Colorado.

Beverly Lewis currently resides in the state of Colorado. Beverly Lewis was born in 1949.

Beverly Lewis has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Abram's Daughters
  2. Annie's People
  3. Courtship of Nellie Fisher
  4. Cul-de-Sac Kids (Paperback)
  5. Hallmark Channel
  6. Heritage of Lancaster County
  7. Home to Hickory Hollow
  8. Home to Hickory Hollow (Unnumbered)
  9. Rose Trilogy
  10. Seasons of Grace
  11. Summerhill Secrets (Audio)
  12. Summerhill Secrets (Paperback)

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
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Reviews - What do customers think about In Jesse's Shoes?

Right On!  Mar 3, 2008
I wept when I read it. So many lines about Jesse fit perfectly with my sons' situation, too. Thanks!
It is a children's book, but many adults could benefit from reading it also.  Dec 30, 2007
In Jesse's Shoes is a story told from the perspective of the older sister, Allie. Allie loves her brother Jesse very much, but struggles with having a brother that is just "wired differently," as her parents told her. She has the responsibility of walking her brother to his school bus each morning. Jesse did not always cooperate and easily got sidetracked. Allie saw other kids snickering and laughing at the way her brother Jesse acted.

Allie loved her brother but just wanted him to be more "normal" around her friends. One day after school she blurted out to her Dad that she just did not understand Jesse, and her Dad responded by saying, "Of course you don't understand him, you have not walked in his shoes."

The next day when Allie met Jesse after school, Jesse bent down took his shoes off and told Allie to walk in his shoes. That is exactly what Allie did, all the way home.

Having the chance to view things as Jesse did, Allie found the courage to stick up for her brother to her friends.

I highly recommend this book. It is a children's book, but many adults could benefit from reading it also. In fact after I received it in the mail, my 13-year-old plopped on the couch and read the book all the way through. I asked him what he thought of the book, and he said, "Mom, this is the best book I have read in awhile."

The illustrations are beautiful and the book will leave a lump in your throat. Sometimes we just don't understand until we walk in another person's shoes.
A book for any age.  Dec 21, 2007
This book will touch your spirit at any age and remind you of the value of difference. If you are young it will tell you how to respect others that are not the same and teach you how they fit in your world. If you are old it will tell you how others need space when you are different because they fear where they are going. Read it at any age and you will grow.
Dr. Laura Recommended  Dec 2, 2007
I heard about this book on Dr Laura, which she read in it's entirety on her show. I ordered it Monday and received it Thursday from this site. My niece is a first grade teacher and intends to read it to her class. It's short and to the point and one story I will read to my grandchildren (if I ever have any. (that's a hint to my son))
A Lesson in Compassion We All Need!  Oct 8, 2007
This story is timeless. It is told in a way only Lewis can tell, and has such a powerful message for our children - and for us.

In a fast paced world where nobody has time for "different," these children learn that sometimes different is good, and can bless you beyond your dreams.

As a mother of 4 children all under 12, I plan on reading In Jesse's Shoes to my children again and again. And I plan on spending some time talking to them about kindness, compassion, and acceptance. About walking in someone elses shoes before you judge or mock them.

Sometimes the BEST surprises come in the most unlikely packages. Like finding a great book in a brown box at the post office, or discovering love and compassion in a brother with special needs.

Trish Berg
Author, Book Reviewer

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