My Brother Is Special: A Cerebral Palsy Story by Murray Stenton {Book Review}

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My Brother Is Special: A Cerebral Palsy Story by Murray Stenton {Book Review}Title: My Brother Is Special
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My Brother Is Special: A Cerebral Palsy Story by Murray Stenton

Ethan is a big brother like no other!

Life with a special need child has its fair share of challenges. These challenges are not only for the parents, but extend to those other wonderful little children, the siblings. This book helps shine some light on the difficulties and the job siblings special needs children experience every day. It is a light-hearted take of one little boy's thoughts of his big brother Ethan, who was born with Cerebral Palsy.

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From Loving Healing Press http://www.lhpress.com/

“As a mother, and advocate for, special needs children, I highly recommend this book as a learning tool for others. I gave my child a voice, as this author is doing for his, and I applaud him for it.”
— Chynna Laird, author of I’m Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder and Not Just Spirited

“Engaging and lighthearted, My Brother is Special captures what children with cerebral palsy and their families may experience. The characters are loveable and entertaining. Chidren will enjoy this book and relate to their experiences”
— Jill Osborne, EDS, LPC, CPC, RPTS, author of Sam Feels Better Now

Leels Loves Books Book Reviews

Oh my goodness. This is the cutest and sweetest little book ever and I wish I would have gotten the book format instead of the ebook format. It is such a wonderful book that I will definitely be sharing with my kids.

The book is super cute and rhymes throughout.

The book is about a brother who has cerebal palsy, but I think the book fits perfectly for any sibling who is different from the other. In fact, it is a perfect book for my kids. My middle child has ADHD, anxiety, and Oppositional Defiance Disorder so while it clearly is not CP; the book is still fitting – each sibling is different, but they are still brothers and sometimes, the big brother just needs to be the big brother.

I adore this book and really think it is an a great, easy read for kids!

About the author
From an early age, Murray was artistic. His favorite pastime was and still is doodling cute and fun little characters. As Murray entered the working world he utilized his natural creative talent in his graphic design profession. Illustrating being his true love, Murray started looking for freelance illustration work. Murray had no idea that answering a Kijiji ad would help his long time ambitions come to life. A well-known children’s book author and disability advocate, Jewel Kats gave him a shot at illustrating one of her children’s books. That experience gave Murray the courage to pursue other illustration contracts. Murray had an instant connection to Jewel, through the world of physical disability. Murray’s oldest son Ethan had a stroke at birth causing CP and other life altering conditions. With his new found courage and through the help of Victor R. Volkman and Loving Healing Press Murray brings this wonderful story to children everywhere. Murray’s hope is those siblings of children with disabilities will know they too are not alone.

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From Loving Healing Press http://www.lhpress.com/

“As the mother of two children born preterm, I can relate to the sorrow and joy that Prince Preemie’s parents faced at his early arrival. Through magical writing and illustrations Jewel Kats and Claudia Marie Lenart once again help children of all abilities and their families understand the special gifts that are inside each one of us.”
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–Andrea Mullenmeister, writer at AnEarlyStartBlog.com

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–Bob Rich, PhD, psychologist, author of Anger and Anxiety: Be In Charge of Your Emotions and Control Phobias

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–Robin Marvel, author of Framing a Family: Building a Foundation to Raise Confident Children

About the author
Once a teen runaway, Jewel Kats is now a two-time Mom’s Choice Award winner. For six years, Jewel penned a syndicated teen advice column for Scripps Howard News Service (USA) and The Halifax Chronicle Herald. She gained this position through The Young People’s Press. She’s won $20,000 in scholarships from Global Television Network, and women’s book publisher: Harlequin Enterprises. Jewel also interned in the TV studio of Entertainment Tonight Canada. Her books have been featured in Ability Magazine (USA) twice. She’s authored eight books-five are about disabilities. The Museum of disABILITY History celebrated her work with a two-day event. Jewel has appeared as an international magazine cover story four times! Recently, her work was featured in an in-depth article published in “The Toronto Star”. Jewel’s work has also appeared as an evening news segment on WKBW-TV and on the pages of “The Buffalo News”.

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