ReadersMagnet takes a closer look at William Dalmas’s unique children’s book entitled Mommy Mommy: Look the Man has One Leg.
Children’s stories have evolved over the years. The themes and topics featured in the illustrated book have changed. Aside from the usual fairy tales, magical adventures, and animal stories, children’s book authors have learned to adopt more mature topics. Many of today’s children’s book writers have realized the value of illustrated books in introducing kids to different realities. One author decided to use children’s illustrated stories as a way to educate young readers in understanding persons with disabilities. Mommy Mommy: Look the Man Has One Leg by author William Dalmas is a children’s educational story book. ReadersMagnet Review takes a closer look.
A Different Type of Children’s Story
“Young readers are in for a surprise when he narrates a unique story in Mommy Mommy: Look the Man Has One Leg. Through the novel, the author expands their views and successfully shows them important values, especially when dealing with people with disabilities or special needs. This book is therefore a great read for children with their families, and even in school. Kids at a very young age can be quite inquisitive and interested. It is therefore the perfect time to teach them important social protocols and manners and to mold them into understanding, uprightness, and acceptance of the differences of all. He hopes, with his book, to instill these morals into their hearts and minds for them to practice and keep growing up.” (excerpt from the book)
Mommy Mommy: Look the Man Has One Leg is not your typical children’s book story. Written by William Dalmas with the help of his wife Martine, the book features a nature topic- encountering a disabled person. The book is based on a number of encounters where Martine and William’s kids asked questions about a disabled person. As we all know, young people are often ask questions about things that are not familiar or new to them. And in their inquisitiveness, there are times when sensibilities and personal feelings are hurt. Physical deformities and disorder will always leave kids asking questions like why a person missing a body part or how come that person is unable to do things the rest of us can do and other queries. For William and Martine, it is important to attend to these questions and answer them honestly but with certain care as to not hurt anyone’s feelings. It is also essential to teach kids how to ask the proper questions and how to interact with persons with disabilities should they encounter one.
Mommy Mommy: Look the Man Has One Leg is a 26-page paperback (also available in Kindle edition) with illustrations from Joey Ray Pellerin. It is a remarkably-written book that contains great lessons for young readers as well as adults on respect and empathy for persons with disabilities. Mommy Mommy” Look the Man Has One Leg is recommended for readers age 3 to 5 years old.
Disability Awareness and literature
Art and literature play vital roles in educating children about physical disabilities. Books and other materials have the ability to make them more aware and sensible to people with disabilities. Children’s books including William Dalmas’ Mommy Mommy: Look the Man Has One Leg introduced them to the realities of physical disabilities and helps guide them on how to properly interact with people with special needs. By promoting these types of books, we also help spread respect and proper attitude towards disabled persons.
About William Dalmas
William Dalmas was born is from San Diego, California. He was born in Sacramento. William did not have a formal education, but he was able to read the writing on the wall. His rich experience with life and encounters with other people enabled him to open the doors of life. William’s philosophy is to champion as many lives as possible. The book Mommy Mommy: Look the Man Has One Leg is William’s legacy. Aside from writing, William loved the beach and considered it his salvation.
To know more about William Dalmas and his work, grab a copy of his book, or visit his website today.