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  • By Eileen Baker
    Jun 6, 2018
    What a charming, sweet story! As I read it, I pictured parents reading this to their children who use wheelchairs as well as to other children who don’t. I think that it honors the spirit of Claire who is more than a child with special needs. I enjoyed how science is interwoven throughout. As a nature lover, I liked how the beauty and magic of being amongst nature is depicted. The illustrations are so attractive and colorful! Clearly Claire’s favorite color is purple! It reminded me of a student I work with who uses a power chair that is her favorite color pink. I feel that as Ms. O'Kane honors her daughter with this book, she also honors other children who use wheelchairs and communicate in other ways.
  • By Rocky Riedel
    May 12, 2018
    I just finished reading Dragonfly Surprise. I LOVE it! It totally educated me about dragonflies while imparting such an important spiritual message - not an easy task to accomplish! I really look forward to reading it to my grandkids next time I visit. It is truly a beautiful unique book that both children and adults will enjoy. Congratulations to the author and illustrator and thank you for birthing it!
  • By Catherine Hill
    Jan 23, 2018
    Dragonfly Surprise is a wonderful story about young Claire who gets bugged by bugs. Claire is non-verbal, sees with unclear vision, and gets around by means of her “candy-purple” wheelchair. Through the insightful and tender writing of Ms. O’Kane, the reader easily enters Claire’s private world as she bravely faces her fears to ultimately discover courage and happiness. Ms. Sayre's emotion-packed illustrations gently pull the reader through the surprises of this young heroine’s journey. Overlapping layers of meaning will speak to all ages: the wonder and awe of dragonflies, the comfort and tranquility of family life, the depth of thought and emotion within non-verbal individuals, the heroism of all who courageously face challenges, to listen with your heart. Best of all, this book gives voice to the voiceless. To those in our world who are challenged in ways others cannot comprehend, Claire represents you. You are heard and seen. You are brave and valued for your place in our world.... More > You are our heroes. Katie Hill Educational Support Professional Special Education Vocational Trainer Osseo Public Schools< Less
  • By Andrea Anderson
    Jan 7, 2018
    Dragonfly Surprise uniquely delivers the story of a courageous little girl with special needs who overcomes her fears. Claire’s bravery and willingness to open her heart to the beauty around her is an inspirational message to children everywhere on the importance of seeing beyond the surface to fully understand the world around us. Both as a librarian and a mother of four young children, I would recommend this book for readers of all ages. It deserves a place in any library’s collection seeking to provide diverse and inclusive stories for all types of children.
  • By Cindy Molnar
    Jan 5, 2018
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Product Details

Wild Blueberry Press
December 15, 2017
Hardcover (casewrap)
Interior Ink
Full color
0.59 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.25 wide x 10.75 tall
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