[ Prime ] Let's Hear it for AlmigalAuthor Wendy Kupfer – Stg2bio.co

Mom s Choice Gold Award Winner for Values and Life LessonsThis fun and original picture book introduces Almigal, a spunky little girl with hearing loss who is now determined to hear every single sound in the universe thanks to her new cotton candy pink cochlear implants These sounds include a baby s funny giggle, the robin s chirps outside the window, the soft song played during ballet class, and especially her best friend Chloe s teeny tiny voice But most of all, Almigal wants to hear her parents whisper to her when they tuck her into bed every night Almigal s spirit will have both children and parents alike rooting for her, while the story delivers a positive message about accepting and celebrating differences


10 thoughts on “Let's Hear it for Almigal

  1. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Let s Hear It for Almigal is a fun, quick and informative children s book It teaches children that everyone is different but in a good way For Almigal, it was being heair impaired While this did make her sad that she could not hear her friends and her parents saying they love her at night, Almigal would not miss out much longer Almigal would see a doctor, who would tell her about a cochlear implant It is like a hearing aid but it is surgically implanted so that the person can hear I was gl Let s Hear It for Almigal is a fun, quick and informative children s book It teaches children that everyone is different but in a good way For Almigal, it was being heair impaired While this did make her sad that she could not hear her friends and her parents saying they love her at night, Almigal would not miss out much longer Almigal would see a doctor, who would tell her about a cochlear implant It is like a hearing aid but it is surgically implanted so that the person can hear I was glad when Almigal got her implant as she was such a sweet, smart girl The implant did not hinder Almigal but only helped her to doThe pictures in this book were nicely drawn and colorful They were not too clustered on the pages Also, the sentences were also short I liked this because if I was reading this book to my nephews or nieces or they wanted to read the bok themselves, then they would have a easy time doing so and their attention would stay on the story until the end


  2. Dan Browne Dan Browne says:

    A nice story about a girl receiving cochlear implants and all of the things to be thankful for within one s family life.


  3. Brianna Williams Brianna Williams says:

    Let s Hear It For Almigal is a book about a young girl that wears a hearing aid She has one friend that wears a hearing aid that teaches her sign language In the book Almigal is frustrated due to the fact that she can t hear everything everyone else s does That is until she makes a visit to her doctor and gets implants to make her hearing all better I would recommend this book to both teachers and parents with children that suffer from hearing loss This is a really good book that gives insi Let s Hear It For Almigal is a book about a young girl that wears a hearing aid She has one friend that wears a hearing aid that teaches her sign language In the book Almigal is frustrated due to the fact that she can t hear everything everyone else s does That is until she makes a visit to her doctor and gets implants to make her hearing all better I would recommend this book to both teachers and parents with children that suffer from hearing loss This is a really good book that gives insight on what it s like dealing with hearing loss and the process that one can take to get help


  4. Terry Terry says:

    Kids who face physical challenges will appreciate Almigal s story In very broad terms, the story explains the process of getting a cochlear implant, but the heart of the story is Almigal s experiences and emotions I loved that right off the bat she introduces her friends and how they each have something unique about them See why we wish this book were still available in the full review Kids who face physical challenges will appreciate Almigal s story In very broad terms, the story explains the process of getting a cochlear implant, but the heart of the story is Almigal s experiences and emotions I loved that right off the bat she introduces her friends and how they each have something unique about them See why we wish this book were still available in the full review


  5. Amanda Hughes Amanda Hughes says:

    I liked the storyline because I haven t read many books about someone being deaf hearing impaired Therefore, I was really engaged in the story of sweet Amigal and her cochlear implants which I had never heard of until I read the book Kupfer delivers a message to readers about individuality and celebrating differences.


  6. Bree O’Donnell Bree O’Donnell says:

    Great Book which does a fantastic job introducing hearing disabilities to young children 5 5 stars


  7. Kayla Beck Kayla Beck says:

    Review originally posted at Bibliophilia, PleaseWhen Let s Hear It For Almigal arrived in the mail from JKS Communications, my five year old daughter immediately snatched it up and ran to her bedroom to look at the book Since I received the book for reviewing purposes, I had to negotiate with Bug my daughter in order to have a turn with the book The end result I got a turn to read the book, but I had to read it aloud to her Being as it is a children s book, I think reading it in this mann Review originally posted at Bibliophilia, PleaseWhen Let s Hear It For Almigal arrived in the mail from JKS Communications, my five year old daughter immediately snatched it up and ran to her bedroom to look at the book Since I received the book for reviewing purposes, I had to negotiate with Bug my daughter in order to have a turn with the book The end result I got a turn to read the book, but I had to read it aloud to her Being as it is a children s book, I think reading it in this manner was best for the review.The Writing of Let s Hear It For Almigal is great for children who are still being read to Some of the words are a little too big, and the book itself is a bit too long, in my opinion, for beginning or intermediate readers However, the read to me age will really enjoy the book Wendy Kupfer introduces Almigal, a little girl with hearing loss who wears hearing aids in a way that children can easily relate to her She is shown to be a completely normal little girl well before any mention of her disability is made Almigal s struggles and mishaps are portrayed in a light and funny way that doesn t make anyone feel sorry for her I think children will identify with Almigal s ability to get in trouble and the triumphs she makes throughout the book 5 5 StarsI have absolutely no doubt in my mind that it was the Illustrations that drew Bug to the book Tammie Lyon illustrates the Eloise series, and the pictures for Let s Hear It For Almigal are no less engaging There is one picture in particular that Bug really liked, which showed how say I love you in sign language The book is bright, colorful, and perfect for keeping the attention of an easily distracted child 5 5 StarsSince my Attention Span is not really an issue, I m going to base this part on Bug s reaction to the book She is a very active child who is constantly looking for something to do or trouble to start However, as soon as I opened the pages of the picture book, she was enraptured Bug did not move from my side until I finished reading the story Once we were through with the book, she immediately returned to her regularly programmed shenanigans 5 5 StarsThe Pacing of the story was fairly typical for a children s book Being as I m not exactly sure how a children s book should be paced, I m going to skip rating this portion.The Extra Magic of Let s Hear It For Almigal for me was that my daughter was not asking me why Almigal was different Usually, if Bug sees someone with a hearing aid, a cane, or who just looks different, she is interrogating me as to why that person is that way With Almigal, she only saw another happy little girl who had lots of friends, cute puppies, and did not always do what she was supposed to 5 5 StarsThis is easily my favorite children s book that I have read in 2012, and I think it will be a fantastic book for all children especially little girls I think it has just enough information to make childrenaware of hearing loss in other individuals their own age, but not so much that it bores or scares them Let s Hear It For Almigal will be a great addition to any library, be it public, classroom, or home To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received the book for free through JKS Communications in exchange for an honest review It has in no way affected the outcome All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.


  8. Jill Jill says:

    I had high hopes for this book about a little girl with a hearing loss, especially when I saw the enchanting illustrations But I was disappointed in the text.Almigal starts by telling us she considers herself lucky, even though she wears hearing aids and misses a lot of sounds.Then, she tells us she is sad and unlucky because she can t hear everything.She gets an operation for cochlear implants, and now she feels happy and lucky again.Objections First, I found the dialogue a bit stilted Rathe I had high hopes for this book about a little girl with a hearing loss, especially when I saw the enchanting illustrations But I was disappointed in the text.Almigal starts by telling us she considers herself lucky, even though she wears hearing aids and misses a lot of sounds.Then, she tells us she is sad and unlucky because she can t hear everything.She gets an operation for cochlear implants, and now she feels happy and lucky again.Objections First, I found the dialogue a bit stilted Rather than sounding like the story was told by a girl Almigal s age, to me, it soundedlike a story told by an adult trying to speak simpler.In addition, Almigal flips back and forth first she says she is happy and lucky, then she says the very same circumstances make her sad and unlucky Then we go back to the beginning Why Because she has had a 40,000 plus procedure for cochlear implants.Many insurance plans do not cover this procedure, or only cover it in part Moreover, it is not effective for all types of hearing loss Thus this book might give the wrong impression both to those with hearing impairments and those without And those who could benefit from cochlear implants but whose parents cannot afford it are now told how unhappy and unlucky they are.Finally, the use of this procedure is extremely controversial, especially within the deaf community In an article summarizing the arguments on both sides of the issue, authors Delost and Lashley of MacMurray College include the observation that Doctors and parents tend to see the child as missing something and view the deafness as a disability that must be fixed to make the child normal or whole again This attitude can have serious social and emotional implications Stewart Muirhead A child who is told she is broken and needs to be fixed will forever see herself as less of a person because of her deafness This problem comes to the fore in this book because of the fact that the happiness and luckiness of hearing with the implants is not available to all children for the reasons stated above.On the positive side, the illustrations by Tammie Lyon are stellar Lyon has made Almigal and her friends as cute as they can be.Evaluation Not recommended except for the small population of children who a have hearing impairments that can benefit from cochlear implants and b have the financial means to obtain the implants if they need and want them Those who do meet these special circumstances and or their family and acquaintances will undoubtedly love this story.Rating 1.5 5


  9. M.M. Hudson M.M. Hudson says:

    You may or may not know that I became completely deaf at the age of 36 years old To say that my heart was broken was an understatement.At the time, I thought I would never be able to hear my children s voices or anyone else s for that matter I did not think I would be able to hear the things I really like either, like thunderous rain, music or the giggle from a child I was devastated.However, help was on the way and that would be in the form of a cochlear implant and two highly specialized do You may or may not know that I became completely deaf at the age of 36 years old To say that my heart was broken was an understatement.At the time, I thought I would never be able to hear my children s voices or anyone else s for that matter I did not think I would be able to hear the things I really like either, like thunderous rain, music or the giggle from a child I was devastated.However, help was on the way and that would be in the form of a cochlear implant and two highly specialized doctors that cared for their patients My life was certainly changed again for the better.So, what does that have to do with a book review WellLet s Hear It For Almigal written by Wendy Kupfer is a children s book about a little girl, Almigal, who is profoundly deaf but still she wears cotton candy pink hearing aids.Almigal has a best friend who also wears hearing aids and teaches her some sign language For the most part she feels special but not all the time She cannot always hear the things she loves, like birds chirping and the music in her ballet class These things makes her sad because she wants to hear everything there is to hear.Upon a visit to her hearing specialist, Almigal s doctor introduces her to cochlear implants She has the operation and is given her favorite color, cotton candy pink She shows them off to friends who are very happy for her.As all young kids will do, Almigal forgets to take care of her cochlear implants but it turns out okay anyway In the end, she learns that they are special tools for her and the best part is, she can hear everything she loves including her Mom and Dad who tell her they love her Now, you can see why I loved this book.The illustrations were done by Tommie Lyon and are very bright and colorful like the character of Almigal that author Wendy Kupfer portrays.The author based this book on her own daughter who was born profoundly deaf and eventually too had cochlear implants Both work tireless for the causes of the deaf and profoundly hard of hearing In fact, each book that is purchased, 5% of the sales goes to support deaf children Win win This book 5 Stars Naila MoonDisclosure I received a free copy of this book for review for my open and honest opinion The views represented here are 100% my own


  10. Heather Heather says:

    Let s Hear It For Almigal is written by Wendy Kupfer and illustrated by Tammie Lyon This book is about a little girl named Almigal who has hearing loss Almigal wears cotton candy colored hearing aides in school and thinks she is a very lucky girl Unfortunately, Almigal begins to get frusterated when she can t hear a baby s giggle, the robin s chirping, or the soft song in her dance class When she goes to the hearing doctor she is told that she is a great candidate for cochlear implants The Let s Hear It For Almigal is written by Wendy Kupfer and illustrated by Tammie Lyon This book is about a little girl named Almigal who has hearing loss Almigal wears cotton candy colored hearing aides in school and thinks she is a very lucky girl Unfortunately, Almigal begins to get frusterated when she can t hear a baby s giggle, the robin s chirping, or the soft song in her dance class When she goes to the hearing doctor she is told that she is a great candidate for cochlear implants The next day she under goes the surgery and comes home with a silly bandage around her head Suddenly Almigal feels like the luckiest girl in the world again She can hear the birds, the baby s giggle, and even the soft song at dance class But best of all, Almigal is able to hear her parents say I love you when they tuck her in at night As a special education teacher who teaches several students with haring impairments I found this book to be inspirational Almigal is such a happy, positive little girl who looks at herself as lucky for what she has She has many friends at school, two sweet puppies, and parents that love her The author of the book, Wendy Kupfer, knows a lot about this subject and it shows in this book Her daughter, Ali, has profound hearing loss With the help of her parents and her own determination, Ali has learned to speak and exude confidence I can t wait to share this book with the students in my classroom I give this book 5 out of 5 stars