The royal couple is looking forward to their third child. “He looks a little different,” muses the king at Prince Noah’s arrival. “He is not like the others,” agrees the queen. Soon they notice what a very special person he is, even though he can’t do everything his brothers can.
When the youngest prince disarms the cruel knight Scarface, the nation’s most dreaded enemy, with an act of compassion, everyone finally realizes how good it is that each person is unique.
This delightfully illustrated fairy tale for children three years and older instills appreciation for children with Down syndrome and other developmental challenges, making it a valuable aid for teaching tolerance in the home or classroom. There are children who are slower, who can’t run so well, who can say just a few words or none at all. Each of them belongs in our world and enriches it.
- Age Range: 3 – 9 years
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Plough Publishing House (September 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
What a beautiful, heart-warming story. The author, Silke Schnee, wrote this story after her son Noah was born in July 2008 with Trisomy 21(Down syndrome). This book has helped them tell their story while bringing awareness to Down syndrome. The back of the book has a section with information about Down syndrome and lists some places where you can find more information as well.
The story tells about a royal family that consists of a King, Queen and their two sons. The Queen wanted one more child. When prince Noah was born they noticed he was different right away but it didn’t change their love for him. The story then talks about the reaction of the people around them; much of it was not nice. The story draws to an end as the youngest prince, Prince Noah, saves their kingdom through a simple act of 100% genuine kindness. This act of bravery through his innocence changes the hearts of the people in the kingdom and they all love prince Noah, who was just himself.
I think this is a fabulous book that has been a long time coming. I think every institution that helps in the raising of our children should put this book on their shelves and in their curriculum. If we start off telling our children about Down syndrome and the beautiful hearts of those that have it then maybe we can make a difference in their lives.
A small town just down the road from me hires young adults with Down syndrome to work at their recycling drop off center. I think it is awesome!! They are the kindest people you could ever hope to meet. I wish more towns and/or companies would be more open to this idea as it is a very big need for everyone involved. These young adults are making money and are so proud to have a job and they make everyone the come into contact with smile.
Please swing over to Amazon and support this author, spread the word and purchase this book to read to the little people in your life.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Prince-Who-Just-Himself/dp/0874866820 currently $14.40