Item description for Can You Hear a Rainbow?: The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Book) by Jamee Riggio Heelan & Nicola Simmonds...
Overview A deaf child tells how he uses sign language, hearing aids, and his other senses to communicate, how his friends help him, and how he goes to public school with an interpreter.
Publishers Description When Chris was a baby, his parents realized that he didn't notice the dog barking or a door slamming. Through a series of tests, doctors determined that he was deaf. In this intriguing, reassuring book, Chris tells young readers about what it is like to be deaf and describes typical events in his life and the ways he has adjusted to his hearing loss. With sign language, speech therapy, and an interpreter, Chris's days are much like those of hearing children, filled with classes, soccer games, and children's theater. Accompanied by Simmonds' vivid and energetic multimedia paintings, Heelan's text explores the world of a real child and answers the questions many children may have about hearing loss.
Awards and Recognitions Can You Hear a Rainbow?: The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Book) by Jamee Riggio Heelan & Nicola Simmonds has received the following awards and recognitions -
Young Hoosier Book Award - 2006 Nominee - Picture Book category
Citations And Professional Reviews Can You Hear a Rainbow?: The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Book) by Jamee Riggio Heelan & Nicola Simmonds has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
School Library Journal - 09/01/2002 page 214
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 406
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 406
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Studio: Peachtree Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 9.38" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
Publisher Peachtree Publishers
ISBN 1561452688 ISBN13 9781561452682 UPC 765288526887
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More About Jamee Riggio Heelan & Nicola Simmonds
Heelan has worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for the past eleven years, six as coordinator of its Children's Amputee Program.
Jamee Riggio Heelan has published or released items in the following series...
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Books