The royal couple is looking forward to their third child. “He looks a little different,” muses the king at Prince Noah’s arrival. “He is not like the others,” agrees the queen. Soon they notice what a very special person he is, even though he can’t do everything his brothers can.
When the youngest prince disarms the cruel knight Scarface, the nation’s most dreaded enemy, with an act of compassion, everyone finally realizes how good it is that each person is unique.
This delightfully illustrated fairy tale for children three years and older instills appreciation for children with Down syndrome and other developmental challenges, making it a valuable aid for teaching tolerance in the home or classroom.
First, I signed on to review this months ago and was frustrated as the book never arrived. I contacted the publisher and never heard back. Then, I received word that it was mailed to my former home. I was able to pick it up, and here we are. I apologize for the delay.
Now, what a delightful book. I think The Prince Who Was Just Himself is an excellent conversation starter with children and Down’s Syndrome. Prince Noah is the newest prince and he doesn’t look like the others. He doesn’t run like anyone else, and he doesn’t say a lot. When it comes to fighting the villain, Scarface, Prince Noah’s approach is different, too.
This is a touching book with a beautiful message and vibrant illustrations. Recommended for ages 3-9, I think this is a needed book for all libraries, classrooms, and homes.
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I received The Prince Who Was Just Himself from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.