Don't Laugh At Me By Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin Illustrated by Glin Dibley Hardcover and CDAge 3-7
I'm fat, I'm thin. I'm short, I'm tall. I'm deaf, I'm blind. Hey aren't we all? With these words the chart-topping song of the same name has percolated through schools and camps across North America with its unforgettable message of acceptance and pride. The Don't Laugh at Me Project, inspired by the text of this book, asks kids to raise their voices to create ridicule-free environments. Those voices are now brought into full-color harmony through rich, emotionally engaging illustrations. Legions of children are eager to learn a new language and stop the cycle of teasing. Hey, aren't we all?
Audio CD includes recording by the authors and an instrumental version for sing-alongs.
The DLAM programs have been endorsed by Educators for Social Responsibility, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Education Association, and American School Counselors Association.
A portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to the DLAM Project (www.dontlaugh.org)
Musical score included.