Simply Nerdy Mom: Hansel & Gretel: Fairy Tale w/ Down Syndrome Twist

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hansel & Gretel: Fairy Tale w/ Down Syndrome Twist

I haven't seen too many books out there for special kiddos so I was so happy to see this one on the market.

The story is the classic Hansel and Gretel story, but with a slight twist. 5 year old Hansel has Down Syndrome. The book aims to highlight the extraordinary determination that children with Down Syndrome possess and shows children that a hero can be hidden in all of us regardless of appearance or disability.

The font is pretty big and easy to read so your child can read alone with a buddy.
The photos are beautiful and the illustrations are by the incredible fiber artist Claudia Marie Lenart.  Needle felted wool is a first in children's illustrated books. My photo just does not do the amazing illustrations in the book justice.

The Author, Jewel Kats has written many other books for special kiddos  and she's definitely an author I recommend checking out.

Learn more about the beautiful Jewel Katz at her website
See more from the amazingly talented Claudia Marie at

Purchase Hansel and Gretel: Fairy Tale With a Down Syndrome Twist on Amazon

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