Sense of Play
by Dana Meachen Rau
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Pub Date 01 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 31 Jul 2023
Capstone, Capstone Editions
Joy and Chip wake early for a full day of play. Inside, outside. Riding bikes, reading books. Taking turns, sharing treats. And no day is complete without creating an adventure with their imaginations. Chip is Blind. Joy has sight. Their day is filled with so much more than play. Dana Meachen Rau describes a simple, joyful day between siblings celebrating the senses beyond sight—the sounds, smells, tastes, and textures that make playing together play so much fun.
Interest Level: K-3 / Reading Level: Ages 5-8
About the Author
Dana Meachen Rau is an author, editor, and illustrator of children’s books. She has written more than 100 books for children, many of them nonfiction in subjects including astronomy, history, and geography, as well as numerous biographies. She lives in Burlington, Connecticut, with her husband and two children.
About the Illustrator
Doruntina is a children’s illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. She has a passion for creating warm and charming characters and enjoys experimenting with textures and patterns. Her art is inspired by the magic of everyday moments.
A Note From the Publisher
Illustrated by Doruntina Beqiraj
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Average rating from 10 members
This book is so heartwarming and endearing! I can absolutely feel the love the author has for her brother and their shared childhood memories. It's such a sweet story that shows a girl and her blind brother having fun just as sighted kids do. This is a great book for showing children that blind kids are normal kids like them and that they enjoy having fun too.
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