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Let's Hear it for Almigal by Wendy Kupfer
Written by Wendy Kupfer
Illustrated by Tammie Lyon

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Meet Almigal, the happy, spunky little girl with a BIG personality who feels unlucky because she can’t hear everything she wants to hear. Almigal wants to hear every sound in the universe—from the robins singing outside her bedroom window to the soft music during ballet class and her friend’s teeny-tiny voice. Readers will rejoice with Almigal when a solution is found to her problem. Endearing, lighthearted and informative, the book can be enjoyed by children with and without hearing loss.

Almigal won Best Children's Picture Book in this year's
National Indie Excellence Awards! 

GOLD WINNING Mom's Choice Award
Children's Picture Book for "Values & Life Lessons"

2012 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Florida Publishers Association President's Book Award

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"Regarding ­ Let’s Hear It For Amigal, I really enjoyed and appreciated it. Amigal is a delightful child whose attitude about life and not letting even a morsel of it pass her by, is totally endearing. Your message is optimistic and encouraging, and the illustrations are enchanting. And, as we established at the conference, from one dog lover to another, I loved that having Lucy and Buster play a prominent supportive role especially as she is recovering from the CI surgery. I am a big proponent of celebrating differences and Amigal’s appreciation of the diversity among her friends presents an ideal model for both parents and children. I have already recommended the book parents and will continue to do so. Congratulations and continued success."
- This wonderful endorsement is from Dr. Dale Atkins, Ph.D. Dr. Atkins is a licensed psychologist, popular commentator for NBC's Today Show, and renowned lecturer with more than 25 years experience. You can learn more about Dr. Atkins at drdaleatkins.com
 
"Thank You Almigal! By being willing to face and embrace your challenges, you make our world a better and brighter place! Keep Shining!"
-Laura Duksta, Author of the New York Times Bestseller, "I Love You More"and "You Are A Gift To The World"
 
ForeWord Review on August 22: www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/lets-hear-it-for-amigal
 
Kirkus Review on Nov. 6th, 2012: "An exuberant, cotton-candy pink introduction to hearing loss and cochlear implants for ages 5 and up. Little Almigal’s hearing loss doesn’t get much better with hearing aids. While Ali’s friend Penelope, whose hearing aids work for her, uses both her voice and signs to communicate, Almigal only knows a word or two of sign language, so she’s frustrated at missing out on the sounds in her world. She declares that she needs “to hear every single sound in the whole entire universe!”—especially her parents saying “We love you Almigal” when she’s in bed and not wearing her hearing aids. Her doctor suggests cochlear implants to improve her hearing, and Almigal is all for it. The book gently covers Almigal’s trip to the hospital for the operation and the importance of handling the implants carefully, as displayed in episodes where Almigal fails to treat the implants properly, thus learning how important that care can be. The implants successfully help Almigal hear all the things she’d been missing. Although the story skips the controversy surrounding cochlear implants and their place in the deaf community, the cheerful inclusiveness will be a welcome introduction for children. Kupfer—whose own daughter, Ali, was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at 10 months of age—celebrates uniqueness, while the delightful, full-page illustrations show the lively heroine and her friends and family enjoying their differences. Almigal considers herself to be the luckiest girl in the world. “Do you want to know why?” she asks. “Because I have so many friends and each one is different.” The charming story of a brave child’s decision to make her life better."
 
The Midwest Book Review on December 7, 2012: "To have a chance to hear the world is one not to be wasted. "Let's Hear it for Almigal" follows a young hard of hearing girl as she receives her cochlear implant and begins to hear the world clearly and face some of the difficulties that come with ihe cievices. A children's picturebook with a powerful message for young people who may soon have to use these devices, "Let's Hear It for Almigal" is not to be missed for picturebook collections focusing on disabilities."

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