Be Good to Eddie Lee (Paperback)
Paperstar Book, 9780698115828, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 4, 1997
Christy's mother always tells her to be good to Eddie Lee, a neighborhood child with Down's Syndrome. But Christy wants to run and play -- and not worry about Eddie Lee tagging along. One hot summer day, though, Eddie Lee takes Christy to a secret place in the woods and teaches her that beautiful things can be found in unexpected places. "What makes Fleming's first book so effective are the carefully selected details and authentic portrayal of the children's attitudes -- as well as Cooper's luminous art, summoning up all the enchantment of a lovely summer day and presenting Eddie Lee as believably endearing." -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer review "(A book) that can lead children away from harmful stereotypes and labels." -- Book Links
About the Author
Virginia Fleming is the author of the picture book Be Good to Eddie Lee.