|"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.
"Let’s Hear It For Wendy Kupfer! An avid and outspoken supporter of the deaf and hard of hearing community, Wendy’s most recent venture into the life of Almigal is yet another example of her desire to bring compassion and awareness to the number one birth defect that impacts 12,000 children in the United States a year. The spunky and spirited voice of Almigal shines through the pages and highlights the impact that cochlear implant technology can have in helping these children hear every single sound in the whole entire universe! More so, Let’s Hear It for Almigal is a wonderful reminder to all that what makes us different is actually what makes us truly unique."
- Fred F. Telischi, MEE, MD, FACS,
James R. Chandler Chair in Otolaryngology
Chairman of Otolaryngology and Professor,
Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
"Let’s Hear It For Almigal by Wendy Kupfer and illustrated by Tammie Lyon is a wonderful book that accurately helps young children to understand the special nature of being deaf. It is very supportive of cochlear implantation and also of American Sign Language. Most of all it is a book of acceptance and understanding for all the differences that makes a person special. Congratulations to Wendy and Tammie and to all of us who care for children."
-Thomas J. Balkany, MD, FACS, FAAP,
Hotchkiss Professor and Director
University of Miami Ear Institute
Department of Otolaryngology
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics
"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"
"You can't help but fall in love with Almigal."
"Let's Hear It For Almigal is hands down one of the best books I've read lately for children!"
"Thank you for this book."
"Definitely a must-read for all kids."
"Almigal is a great role model."
"Tears! Great book. Thanks for writing it Wendy."
"Get this book for every child who has ever felt different or out of place"
"Let's Hear It For Almigal" is "about the diversity around us and that everyone has something different about them."
"Almigal's upbeat attitude is contagious!"
"I simply love the story and illustrations."
"Overall, the book is a winner."
"Thanks Almigal for helping us all understand that our uniqueness make us who we are!"
"Adorable and endearing"
"My daughter loves this book so much...we read it every single night...sometimes more than once."
"This is a wonderful story for all children. It celebrates the diversity of those around them."
"My favorite part is when Almigal's parents came into the room and said I love you and she heard it."
"My favorite part is her best friend has a twin and I have a twin."
"I thought it was funny when the dog took the implants."
"The best part is when Almigal went to the hospital so she could hear...and all her friends came to visit."
"I thought it was funny when she jumped in the pool and her implants got wet."