Bringing Up Sophie, by Linda Kingsley, is a wonderful introduction to the experience of raising a service dog. The illustrations are beautiful, and the addition of the sign-language symbols on each page made the story interactive. My third graders loved trying out the signs as we read the story. As a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, I thought the book gave an honest portrayal of the love, dedication, and mixed-emotions that one feels when they raise a service dog.
Thank you so much for sending a copy of your book. It is very touching story that teaches how disabled people overcome obstacles due to their disabilities. Being deaf myself, for the first 13 years of my life I was forced to adapt to hearing world. To talk, to read lips. When I was introduced to sign languages a whole new door had opened up for me. Through this book you are encouraging children to understand that being different is a gift, not only for the disabled but everyone to share together.
Thanks for sharing, Helen Poochigian