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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite
In My Sister Lulu and Me by Traci Dunham, Lulu is a uniquely special sister because she has a handicap, and because of that, she isn’t able to do the things most children can do. She couldn’t learn as quickly as other children. But she still has just as much fun as any other child. Lulu enjoys going to the park to play and going to the beach. She likes eating the same things every day, and her family rides her in a special chair when going somewhere. Even though Lulu is different, she and her sister love each other and enjoy doing things together.
This is such a wonderful book for children to read. I’ve always enjoyed reading books about children with special needs because they teach other children how to interact and be friends with them. The sister in this story reminds me of my sweet seven-year-old niece, because when Abbi sees a special needs child, she always approaches them with love and kindness, spending time with them, making them feel accepted. I love how the sister in My Sister Lulu and Me makes her sister feel loved and accepted. This is so much needed today, especially with all of the bullying that goes on among kids. Author Traci Dunham does an excellent job of writing this story in a way that children can understand more clearly about a special needs child and how to act around them.
And I have to mention the illustrations in this book. They are awesome, filled with vivid color, making each page pop out at you when you turn the pages. I especially love the characters' adorable faces. My Sister Lulu and Me is truly a special book, and beautiful inside and out. Every child needs to read this book!