Arnie and the New Kid

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Puffin Books, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
5 Reviews
"Top cat Arnie teases Philip because he is confined to a wheelchair. Yet when Arnie falls down the school steps and breaks a leg, twists a wrist, and sprains a tail, he begins to see life from a different perspective. With few books about mainstreaming available, this entertaining story should be welcome".--Booklist. Full color.

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User Review  - Robin Giacomelli - Goodreads

This book was wonderful. It really explains that special needs children are just like everyone else. The story was touching and it made me want to read it to everyone. As a teacher of special needs children I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is having a hard time with fitting in. Read full review

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User Review  - Ronyell - Goodreads

“Arnie and the New Kid” is one of the first “Arnie” books that I have read from Nancy Carlson's popular animal series. In this book, Arnie learns the hard way about the consequences of teasing other ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

Children's author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. Ever since kindergarten she knew that was what she wanted to do. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she majored in printmaking. Nancy has written and illustrated over 40 titles. Some of her titles include the Louann Pig series, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, How to Lose All Your Friends, and It's Not My Fault. They address some of the challenges faced by kids and how to positively deal with them. In recognition of her works, Nancy has earned several awards including the Children's Choice Award from the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council and the Minnesota Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award. Nancy currently resides in Minnesota.

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