- Reading level: 8 - 12 years
- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (2 September 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1419712179
- ISBN-13: 978-1419712173
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
El Deafo Paperback – 2 Sep 2014
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Description for El Deafo
'A serious subject treated with warmth and humour.' Little London magazine "Full of warmth, humor, and superpowered strength, El Deafo is an absolute treat." Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile "Read El Deafo for the giggles, for the challenges, for the universal life experiences, and for the opportunity to be changed, even just a little. And for those readers who, like Cece, discover ways to turn the things the world calls weakness into the qualities they own as strengths, make sure to have a couple of capes on hand." Matthew C. Winner, The Busy Librarian 'It's an honest and rather sweet tale of a girl coming to terms with her disability, and as such the kind of story that will strike a chord with any child who has felt ostracised or different. El Deafo is heartfelt, eye-opening, funny and beautifully drawn.' The Financial Times 'Inspiring and honest, this is a wonderful graphic novel.' Book of the Week in We Love This Book and The Bookseller
About the Author
Cece Bell is the illustrator of the successful Sock Monkey series from Candlewick and Crankee Doodle by her husband Tom Angleberger. She has a graduate degree in illustration and design from Kent State University. She is hearing impaired.
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Cece is every happy, go-lucky child you know. She is depicted in the book as a rabbit with bunny ears interacting with other rabbits. She gets struck by a case of meningitis when she's 4 years old and loses her hearing. The moment that gives readers a visual hint of what is to come arrives when Cece wakes up in her hospital bed. She tries to get out but slips because her legs are not strong enough. The illustration shows Cece in mid-air, looking alarmed, with a blank speech white bubble next to her.
This is a book that voices the terrifying reality of what it is like to be deaf, to hear words differently, and the courage that it takes to live a life that is so different from the one that a lot of us take for granted. A must-read if your child is 6+ years old.
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