Children’s Bookwatch reviews Amanda’s Fall

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Amanda’s Fall: A Story for Children About Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Kelly Bouldin Darmofal, author
Bijan Samaddar, illustrator
9781615994502 $26.95 hc / $15.95 pbk / $4.95 Kindle

Amanda's Fall

Amanda’s Fall

Amanda’s Fall” is a story for children about traumatic brain injury, with special information for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Written by a survivor of TBI who became an advocate for TBI survivors, “Amanda’s Fall” is written in cheerful verse and illustrated with brightly colored cartoons. Amanda is a seven year old girl who suffers a mild TBI in the course of normal play when her head encounters a rock while rolling down a hill. She does not lose consciousness, but loses the ability to speak clearly. Her teacher is able to help her by calling an ambulance and her parents, and she is evaluated at the hospital. She was diagnosed with concussion or mild TBI, and Amanda and her parents received more information about the features of TBI and ways to prevent problems and to work with results of TBI. In addition to the story for kids, there is also information for parents and caregiver on TBI, its causes, signs, and symptoms, related facts to know, and a relevant study of head injuries in young football players at Wake Forest Baptist Health. There is also a list of 12 tips for TBI survivors under A Few Tips for Coping with TBI, plus tips for friends and caregivers and teachers of TBI survivors. A list of resources includes books for parents, teachers, caregivers, and children, and helpful website links. “Amanda’s Fall” is an excellent resource for children and adults about dealing with traumatic brain injury.

Children’s Bookwatch: October 2019
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Diane Donovan, Editor
Midwest Book Review
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Randolph the Christmas Moose

SKU 978-1-61599-499-1
$14.95
A Yuletide Fable of Empowerment
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Product Details
UPC: 978-1-61599-499-1
Brand: Loving Healing Press
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Author: Gerry Gibson
Illustrator: Matt Taylor
Pages: 52
Publication Date: 05/01/2020

Randolph the Moose lives with his mother in the Great White North. After a chance encounter with the reindeer from Santa Claus’ sleigh-pulling team, Randolph finds new joy in trail running as he trains to join the reindeer in Santa’s flight school. But when the head elf places him at the workshop loading dock instead (due to his tremendous bulk), Randolph has to use his brains and work ethic to earn respect at his new job… and even save Christmas.

Imagine Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer, except...

  • Randolph has a healthy self-image
  • Randolph has a more positive outlet for his feelings
  • Randolph runs, but not away from his problems
  • Randolph is pro-active, refusing to let Santa’s workshop define him as a moose

BE YOUR OWN MOOSE!

"Randolph the Christmas Moose empowers kids to find the unique leader within themselves and to not allow stereotyping to limit their potential."
--AUSTIN HIGHSMITH GARCES, author of The Miracle Tree and actor in Dolphin Tale 1 and 2

"em>Randolph the Christmas Moose, filled with humor and character building, shares a twist to a familiar tale to produce an important message about how children can be hard-working, determined and true to themselves."
--ADAM DOVICO, educator and author of When Kids Lead, The Limitless School and Inside the Trenches

"This is a charming and funny story that will not only entertain kids, but also help them understand that other people's opinions don't define them."
--LINDSAY THOMPSON, filmmaker and writer for PBS' Arthur

"Randolph the Christmas Moose addresses many important childhood themes, including acceptance, endurance and bullying, without sounding 'preachy.'"
--SUE ELDER, Ed.D., public and elementary school librarian, educator and bibliophile

Learn more at www.GerryGibsonAuthor.com

From Loving Healing press www.LHPress.com

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