Arnie and the New Kid

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Puffin Books, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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"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  - Sberma5 - LibraryThing

The main idea of the story was to never judge someone by his or her appearance; the inside of a person describes them. “Boy I could use a wheel chair like you,” explains the book in just one sentence ... Read full review

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I liked this book and believe it is a great read for young children. This book pushes the reader to think about tough things, like the way we treat people who are different from us. The main character ... Read full review

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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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