Noah the Narwhal Review |
Children’s Book About Invisible Disabilities
About the Book:
“Noah the Narwhal, A Tale of Downs and Ups” – Is a awesome book for ages 4-8 (and adults!) being released September 7th from Dancing Mantis Press. The book follows the ups and downs of a week in the life of Noah – a friendly sea mammal who deals with chronic migraines, and the uncertainties this condition brings. “Noah” takes on invisible disability in a child-friendly way while embracing the fun and heart that make kidlit great. The author Judith Klausner, suffered since childhood from disabling chronic migraines, and wanted to use her experiences to help others feel less isolated. She believes children who suffer from invisible disabilities deserve great books AND to have characters that reflect their experiences. Increased attention is finally being paid to the need for diversity in children’s literature, and their goal is to contribute to a highly underrepresented demographic.
Noah has good days when he is productive and social, and pain days, when he needs to rest. His friends and family can find it difficult to handle the unpredictability, but in the end, they realize that having Noah in their lives is absolutely worth it! For everyone whose body works a little differently, Noah the Narwhal is here to remind us that being valued is just as constant as any chronic condition.
What we thought:
We loved this book! It can be used for either situation; whether the child suffers with an invisible illness or if the adult has issues and trying to teach the child about it. This book is lighthearted and fun! It also touches on the misunderstanding and judgement with others, but then turns it in a positive way. We can see this children’s book helping a lot of people and we fell in love with Noah! We would recommend this book to anyone looking to explain chronic illness and invisible disabilities to children.
The Amazon listing says “Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we’ll deliver when available.” This is the pre-order – it will become available as soon as the book hits its publication date of September 7th!
Connect with Noah today:
Do you know someone who would like “Noah the Narwhal Review | Children’s Book About Invisible Disabilities” please share it with them.