David, who is 12, has Down Syndrome and tells the story himself, and this gives it an immediacy that is important... David begins by saying 'Don't; forget that I'm just David. Down syndrome is not the biggest part of me!'... Black and white illustrations are a good addition, and there is advice to teachers, to families and to parents. An excellent list of publications, resources and organisations lends a lot of importance to this book. It will be of importance to anyone who knows, teaches, loves or meets someone with DS.
Dr Elliott has written a very accessible and informative book, which will help parents, children, teachers and other professionals understand more about what it is like to have Down's syndrome. Down's syndrome is a relatively common condition and it is important for people to be well-informed in this area. In simple language, this book helps the reader understand things from the perspective of the individual concerned, and in this sense particularly, it is a very useful addition to the literature in this field.
This book is a breath of fresh air! Written in the first person and accompanied by beautiful illustrations, this book is accessible, factual, yet warm and personal, a testament to the love and commitment of Elizabeth's family. The book is easy to digest and packed with myth-busting information. Elizabeth has created a shining light of positivity that will be cherished by many, and will spark important conversations about Down Syndrome today.