What another great book to read to children. My daughter received this book to review and she has asked me to read it to her over and over again. Most books we sit and read once and then grab another book. This one she picks up and says read mom, and then she says read again mom, read again. I’m thinking, I’ve read it three times in a row, as cute as it is I don’t want to read it again.
Why does she like it so much?
I’m not really sure. I think she likes the colors, and that their are a lot of children in the story. Dudley is deaf and he does not let that stop him. He wants to be like all the other kids around him. He is in a choir and he signs, all the children were given a solo except for him. He told the other children how he felt and they helped him.
Why do I like this book?
I like this book because it encourages children to face their difficulties and live normal lives. The children take it upon themselves to help Dudley. In the bible Timothy talks about how youth should not let their age discourage them from doing things. I believe this. We need to encourage young ones to do great things.
About the Author:
Tiffany Alexander resides in Atlanta, Ga., and works as an editor for CNN. She is a member of the Independent Books Publishers Association, The National Association of Black Journalists, Hampton University Alumni Association and the African-American Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is currently working on the next book in the Children’s Band series called "Ebenezer Opens a Savings Account." For more information, please visit www.ChildrensBand.com.
Tiffany Alexander believes it is possible to teach children to embrace the qualities that make them different. In her new children’s book, "Dudley’s Solo" (Alexander Vision LLC, March 2009), Alexander reveals how positive attitudes can change the way we tackle obstacles in our lives. She speaks to kids and parents alike on embracing our differences, being thankful for our God-given talents and realizing the importance of helping others.
"Growing up visually impaired had a tremendous impact on my life," says Alexander, who was legally blind until middle school. "I could do what most of the kids could do, but I always had limitations. As hard as it was to be different, I gained inner-strength and the desire to persevere no matter what."
"Children’s band was instrumental in my spiritual and social growth. Like Dudley, this is where I received my earliest encouragement," Alexander says. "The other kids and I learned the importance of volunteering, being a good citizen, and mostly importantly, I learned that I could do anything if I put my mind to it."
"Dudley’s Solo" encourages kids to
have self-confidence and to believe in themselves
embrace their differences
never give up on something you really want and
find the positive lesson in every challenge they are handed.