Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist
Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist is about a brother and sister who go out into the forest to find food for their hungry family. Hansel gets lost but finds a candy house. There is a witch who lives in the candy house and she wants to eat Hansel. Hansel steals her broom and gets the witch to give him a potion to turn his own house into candy so his family will have food to eat. Hansel is special because he has Down syndrome.
I liked this book, but it is not my favorite. I am seven years old and this book was very hard for me to read because it has long sentences and big words like “interjected,” “calloused,” and “mischievous.” I liked the illustrations. They didn’t look like any other book I had seen before. The illustrator used wool and other fibers to make wool illustrations. What I didn’t like about this book is when the witch says, “I just wonder how stupid this kid with Down syndrome is?” It made me feel sad that she would call him names.
|Author||Jewel Kats, with illustrations by Claudia Marie Lenart|
|Page Count||44 pages|
|Publisher||Loving Healing Press|
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