Xperience as well I love how Cooper does not TRY TO DOWN PLAY EDDIE FEATURES THAT ARE CHARACTERISTIC to down play Eddie features that are characteristic Down syndrome If anything he accentuates them Both images and text capture Eddie s pure wholesome outlook on life in this story that is hard not to love Genre Realistic FictionChristy and Jimbud are close friends As they go about exploring a their world searching for frog eggs they particularly Jimbud do so at the exclusion of another local child Eddie Lee Eddie Lee has an intellectual disability The other children Freuently Underestimate What He underestimate what he contribute as a person and as a friend It is when Eddie Lee shows Chirsty beautiful parts of the woods that she hadn t noticed before and demonstrates his ability to think critically that she begins to notice that she had overlooked than frogs eggs and the small pond She had missed some of the complexities that make Eddie who he is At the end of the story he puts his hand over his heart and proclaims It s what s here that counts Children are often cruel and it is not uncommon for them to exclude children who are unlike them in their play without taking the time to get to know one another or have much regard for each other s feelings This book is an excellent ump off point for conducting conversations about treating others the way you would like to be treated and also for conversations about passing preemptive expectations and casting udgement over other childrenBe Good to Eddie Lee was a perfect example of realistic fiction The attitudes of the children concerning Eddie were true to many real life experiences and I expect that children listening to this story will have much to consider about their attitudes with children who are different from them at the end of this tale The story has a rich plot with healthy character developmentAs a reader I was able to identify with all three of the books main characters Though the plot is very slow an easy going the story progression is not easy to guess The dialogue is written in a Southern US dialect they tell Eddie Lee to git As a result the child friendliness of the language may depend somewhat on the region where the text is being read I appreciated that Eddie Lee plays the hero in the story It is refreshing that in a stor. Y wants to run and play and not worry about Eddie Lee tagging along One hot summer day though Eddie Lee takes.
Virginia Fleming Ø 2 Free readY about a child with a disability he savessurprises the other characters rather than the story being about them and how they overcame their biases For That Reason I Included that reason I included book in a set of books designed expose young children to people with disabilities in an effort to encourage empathy and understanding The story s illustrations were as life like as the tale itself The illustrator did an excellent ob of depicting beauty in nature where it may not have been easily imagined The scene where Christy and Eddie find the pond in
"the swamp and "swamp and how beautiful it is comes to mind as swamps are not usually described as PLACES OF BEAUTY EDDIE ESPECIALLY IS CAREFULLY DRAWN IN of beauty Eddie especially is carefully drawn in a way that his character shared physical characteristics of a child with Down s Syndrome Be Good Eddie Lee by Virginia Fleming Illustrated by Floyd CooperThis book is about a little boy named Eddie Lee who has down syndrome Christy his neighbor was told to be good to Eddie Lee Her and a boy named JimBud were headed to the lake in search of frog eggs and noisy Eddie Lee follows JimBud soon lost patience with Eddie Lee as he was loud and clumsy and Christy soon lost patience with JimBud because there were no egg frogs in sight Eddie Lee found the frog eggs and even surprised Christy with lilies It was as if they had been friends all along The problem in this story was the fact that JimBud and a little bit of Christy were excluding Eddie Lee from the fun they were not giving him a chance to enjoy the lake This book is for upper elementary age students because it gives detail and it tends to be on the longer side gaining attention from older grades than younger grades The language style was easy to understand and was well picked for the creation of the book However this book caters toward the upper grades due to the use of vocabulary I think the illustration did a good ob highlighting the main events within the book The illustrated used soft colors which helped get the image of a warm spring day The words in the book did stereotype the little boy with down syndrome One character accused him of not being able to read There is not really any cultural diversity within this particular children s book All the characters are white young children. Christy to a secret place in the woods and teaches her that beautiful things can be found in unexpected places.
Be good to Eddie Lee Is a fictional story of a girl named Christy who is always around a boy named Eddie Lee While at FIRST CHRISTY DOES NOT LIKE EDDIE Christy does not like Eddie because of his down s syndrome after her mother makes her play with Eddie Lee she finds out he is a very kind and wonderful person I thought this book was great it does not sugar coat how some kids may feel about people with down s syndrome and it give a very accurate portal of down s syndrome through Eddie The story shows that Eddie has problems making friends and he Deals With Bullying But It with bullying But it shows that if given time those with Down s syndrome can be ust like anyone else and can become a good friend This book is appropriate for students in kindergarten to fifth grade I thought this book was very good and can teach kids a very important lesson in treating others how you want to be treated This story is about a little girl with a neighbor who has down syndrome At first she is mean to him and doesn t want him hanging out with her and her friends but in the end she realizes he is a good person and he is special and that s all that matters in being friends with someone I love the illustrations in this book they are very realistic but muted at the same time with warm colors and not too bold I think this story is very good to read to kids of all ages and can teach them acceptance and important lessons in friendship and treating others how you want to be treated Just the message of this book gives it 5 stars immediately for me In this story Christy learns that although her neighbor Eddie Lee has Down syndrome he is not so different from her and he has a lot to offer the world I have a brother three years younger than myself who has Down syndrome and
Just Seeing That This Book Exited Made Me So Incrediblyseeing that this book exited made me so incredibly I was given this book when I was in 1st grade It made me so happy then and it still brings tears to my eyes every time I see it Cooper s illustrations are a beautiful accompaniment to Flemming s simple touching story Nothing huge happens in the story no massive plot twists or epic ourneys it is merely two children hanging out one summer day However to Eddie Lee this one moment of friendship probably meant the world and Christy undoubtedly grew from the Christy's mother always tells her to be good to Eddie Lee a neighborhood child with Down's Syndrome But Christ. ,