physical disabilities – Storytime Standouts http://www.storytimestandouts.com Raising Children Who Love to Read Fri, 18 May 2018 23:47:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.6 The Butterfly Circus http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/12/05/news-commentary-early-literacy/the-butterfly-circus/ http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/12/05/news-commentary-early-literacy/the-butterfly-circus/#respond Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:54:50 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=7872 The Butterfly Circus | Storytime Standouts

Set during the Great Depression, The Butterfly Circus encourages viewers to rethink disability, stereotypes and assumptions. The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph When Mendez, a showman from the renowned Butterfly Circus discovers a limbless man being exploited at a carnival sideshow, the showman sees ability and courage rather than disability. He sees […]

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Set during the Great Depression, The Butterfly Circus encourages viewers to rethink disability, stereotypes and assumptions.

The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph

When Mendez, a showman from the renowned Butterfly Circus discovers a limbless man being exploited at a carnival sideshow, the showman sees ability and courage rather than disability. He sees a magnificant man.

A multi award-winning short film, The Butterfly Circus will soon be made into a full-length, feature film.

The Butterfly Circus – HD from The Butterfly Circus on Vimeo.

The Butterfly Circus
Directed by: Joshua Weigel
Written by: Joshua Weigel & Rebekah Weigel
Produced by: Joshua Weigel, Rebekah Weigel & Angie Alvarez
Starring: Eduardo Verastegui (Bella, Chasing Papi), Nick Vujicic (Life Without Limbs) & Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Fantastic Four – Rise of the Silver Surfer, Hellboy)

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Catherine’s Story – Helping Children Learn About Living with Disabilities http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/03/04/celebrating-diversity-books-for-children/catherines-story-enlightening-young-readers-about-children-living-with-disabilities/ http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/03/04/celebrating-diversity-books-for-children/catherines-story-enlightening-young-readers-about-children-living-with-disabilities/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:08:14 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=4086 Catherine’s Story – Helping Children Learn About Living with Disabilities | Storytime Standouts

Catherine’s Story written by Genevieve Moore and illustrated by Karin Littlewood Picture book about a child with disabilities published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Catherine’s story is based upon the experiences of a young girl who, as an infant, suffered from West’s Syndrome, also known as infantile spasms (a form of epilepsy). Catherine wears braces […]

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Catherine's Story -  Helping Children Learn About Living with DisabilitiesCatherine’s Story written by Genevieve Moore and illustrated by Karin Littlewood
Picture book about a child with disabilities published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books





Catherine’s story is based upon the experiences of a young girl who, as an infant, suffered from West’s Syndrome, also known as infantile spasms (a form of epilepsy). Catherine wears braces when she walks and she claps her hands very, very quietly. She is not able to talk but she does listen very intently. Catherine’s dad explains to her cousin that many people talk far too much; Catherine is special because she listens so well. Catherine, who needs help throughout the day, is supported by her dad together with her grandmother.

Catherine’s Story is beautilully illustrated with vivid hues. It is a valuable resource for classrooms and families seeking to understand children with disabilities.

Epilepsy Ontario’s Resource “Perfection” – a play and program for classroom use

Catherine’s Story at Amazon.com

Catherine’s Story at Amazon.ca

You may also be interested in our page titled “Diversity.” We highlight picture books and chapter books that celebrate and inform us about human diversity including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, allergies, single parent families, interracial families, same sex parents, aging, death and more.

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