Shelly's Outdoor Adventure

Children - Educational
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 05/06/2013
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Author Biography

In May of 2004, Kentrell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of New Orleans. A few years later, he decided to enroll into the American Sign Language Interpreter program to further his education. Kentrell always had a passion to help Deaf individuals as his brother is deaf and he had interacted with the deaf community on various occasions. However, becoming an interpreter was not enough to fulfill Kentrell's desire to reach out to those in the deaf community and promote awareness to those who are hearing.

In 2008, Kentrell authored a children's book that teaches the American Sign Language, the alphabet, colors, and other basic concepts. Currently, he is working on a series of ASL children's books and accompanying cartoons. Because ASL is a growing language, he plans to have his books incorporated into various school systems as many are accepting it as a foreign language. One day, Kentrell hopes to see children all over North America communicate using American Sign Language and for people to bridge the gap between hearing and deaf. A lot of people want to know sign language but haven't had much exposure to it. Kentrell wants parents and children to read and enjoy his books while learning.

One of Kentrell's largest aspirations is to establish a college scholarship fund for the children of deaf parents.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

"Shelley's Outdoor Adventure" is an educational picture book for children. Shelley and her friends are outdoors and they are busy exploring the beauties offered by nature. Shelley is explaining it to her friends using sign language. This book incorporates the American Sign Language. It is also an eye opener for normal children to see the world of the children with special needs. The illustrations are very captivating. Shelley and her friends wear a red band. This red band symbolizes Blossom Montessori school for the deaf and the motto they follow:'Giving children a chance, parents a choice'. Many a time, children with special needs are shunned by the society and made fun by friends in school. I thought this book reiterates the fact that they can communicate with other people and they have a place in the society like any other child. Their small world is exposed to a normal child. They are also told that there is another language with which these children can be communicated with.

I personally feel this book resonates with children of all age groups and adults too can benefit from reading this. Many a time adults and bigger children are also ignorant when it comes to such things that are prevalent in our society. This book illustrates all the commonly used signs. So it is easy to use it as a beginning to understand our children with special needs. Though educational, the author has deftly made it a fun read with all the illustrations. Every scene is conveyed with pictures.