Victoria's Day by Maria De Fatima Campos
  

Victoria's Day

Written by Maria De Fatima Campos
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Victoria's Day by Maria De Fatima Campos

Follow Victoria through her day at nursery school with her friends. Victoria reads a story, paints a picture, bakes biscuits and plays games with the other children in this sensitive and inclusive portrayal of a typical day in the life of a little girl with Downs Syndrome.

Reviews

This is the kind of book that will enrich any nursery or primary school book corner for children aged three to seven years. Beautifully photographed and simply scripted, this book makes a positive statement about the inclusion of children with learning difficulties in mainstream schools. It is clear how much Victoria is achieving at school, and how well she interacts with her classmates. The book highlights the validity of inclusion of people with learning difficulties throughout our society, of celebrating diversity rather than fearing it... Victoria's Day shows that inclusion is more than just rhetoric, and that an able child such as Victoria can be helped to reach her full potential through access to her community. This book would enrich any nursery or primary school bookshelf. || The book clearly makes the point that children with Down's syndrome enjoy the same activities and family life as other children. It is an excellent book for raising awareness at home, at the nursery, or in a classroom. This is a wonderful book to recommend to children with or without Down's syndrome. || We have such a poor record on physical difference in this country but a book such as this, expertly handled, without a hint of condescension or of embarrassment, should help us all move forward in this respect. || Particularly touching || An exceptional resource for young children and perfect for any Early Years setting, to provide the stimulus for discussion.

About the Author

Maria de Fatima Campos was born in Brazil. She runs photographic workshops for both children and photographers, and held a one-woman show at the Museum of Image and Sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1995 she was elected Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. She lives in London.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Maria De Fatima Campos
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th March 2015

ISBN

9781847804242


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