That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
-- Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888), Table Talk

Young readersElementary readersUpper elementary readers
4 stars

The Printer

AR: 3.8
by Myron Uhlberg     Illus. by Henri Sorensen
Normal-length Picture Book
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Original post — Saturday, July 29, 2006

A boy's deaf father feels lonely at his job because he cannot communicate with his hearing co-workers. A fire breaks out and his dad notices. He is able to use sign language to tell other deaf workers across the whole factory about it.

This story was okay. I think it was trying to be a story showing how handicapped people can be heroes. The writing was okay but the story was not very exciting for me. I really liked the pictures, though.

This book includes information about deafness and American Sign Language, and it has instructions on how to fold your own printer's cap out of newspaper.

(Last modified:09/01/2007)


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