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A Very Special Critter

Title

A Very Special Critter

Publisher

Western Pub. Co.

Publication Year

1993

ISBN

9780307627636

Pages

24 pages

Genre

animal realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In this wise and funny picture-book adventure, a special student joins Little Critter's class at school. The new student uses a wheelchair, and Little Critter is worried. Will his classmate be very different? Will the class know how to act around him? It's an honest, realistic look at ways kids deal successfully with the unknown -- mixed with a big dollop of Mercer Mayer humor for good measure.

Grade Level

PK-1

Topic

Disability and Health; Physical disability; wheelchair user; mobility; paralysis

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

father

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

animals; schools; new classmate; acceptance; understanding; helping

Diversity Impact

direct

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