We Are Proud to Announce a…NEW Arrival from EnvoyBooks:
A unique children’s book by the author team of:
Mark and Katie Whyte!
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‘“This is a delightful book, a must read for families touched by disability–and perhaps more importantly, for families that aren’t.”
In the beautiful bay-side town of Windswept, comes a teaching-dynamo named Miss Quince. She brings with her an amazing and delightful ability – that is the ability to completely transform the lives of her special-needs students. You see, in any given city at every given moment you will find groups of young students who…are a bit different, shall we say? These student’s bring very different gifts and abilities “TO THE TABLE”. They appear to be “disabled” with autism, or downs syndrome, cerebral palsy or spinal injuries or the like, but are they? You see, the students in Windswept are about to receive a whole new understanding of just how really GREAT, being different can be.
What are they saying about Miss Quince and the Can-Do Crew?
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational, Educational and Fun Book for the whole family February 5, 2014
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This book is inspirational whether you have a family member or friend with a disability or not. Miss Quince’s question, “What CAN you do?” made me look at my own life. So many times we have perceived limitations in our life that we never question and we live our lives below the level of our abilities. This is a fun book for the whole family. It will also help your children see that children with disabilities are children just like them, except with a different set of challenges. I eagerly look forward to the next installment (I hope there is one). This is a must buy for everyone. Please see this book as an investment in the young person in your life’s education.
From another publisher:
“This is an entertaining story about a teacher with an ability to help kids discover their own abilities which happens to be their special need. When Marcus joins the group, newly learning to navigate life from a wheelchair, Miss Quince finds ways to show him that his new circumstances have provided some new abilities and opportunities. After reading Marcus’ story, kids similar to the students in Miss Quince’s classroom might be inspired to get to know some kids they haven’t known before. In either group, the story can provide a great springboard for valuable discussion.
– Cathy Bloxham, author and publisher, Rampart Publications
This review is from: Miss Quince and the Can-Do Crew!: The Mysterious Teacher and Her Class of Unlikely Super Heroes (Kindle Edition)
Mark and his wife have a beautiful story that integrates youthful enthusiasm with unexpected character heroics. It reminds me that everyone, including the disabled, have an inner hidden super power. Sometimes it takes us a lifetime to discover what it is. J.K. Rowling discovered hers later in life, while fighting discouragement and depression–she didn’t feel she had any talents, but knew she could tell a good story. It was a super power indeed, her stories have been read by millions. In this book Miss Quince asks the haunting question, “what can you do?” I think the world would be a better place if we could all recognize the amazing abilities of others around us and stop focusing on the disabilities or short comings. This is definitely a good read.
As an educator and a parent of a child with Special Needs, I was encouraged by the “Can-Do” spirit found in Miss Quince’s classroom! Our children need to be encouraged that which may make them seem “different” is actually what can cause them to make a difference. The story of Marcus demonstrates how we should love and challenge our children to success. — Joe Butler, Ed.D
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Is Miss Quince the Mary Poppins of Special-Ed Teachers? Will she pull out the very best possible in each and every kid in her class and then even a bit more?
Miss Quince and the Can-Do Crew!
Bullies Beware: Disabled Children + a “Magical” Teacher = Super Hero Status
Join Miss Quince as she teaches her classroom full of disabled children behind the yellow door, how to develop what they CAN-DO rather than what they cannot. The “Band of Bullies” had best beware of this unsuspecting team of super-heroes!
Here’s a sample of Scene #2 – (Publisher’s note) No worries about this story being discouraging. This sample is simply “setting the story” as one new student joins the class. This book is written to be an encouragement to parent’s and children alike, even those without disabilities. “Miss Quince and the Can-Do Crew” is about learning what happens when kids focus on what they Can-Do — Rather than on any injuries or limitations they may have!
When Nate is made fun of at school, his dad tells him a story of when he was in school!
Marcus gets hurt and disabled!
Who are these disabled super-heroes?
Currently, the Can-Do Crew consists of Carrie (Downs), Ray (cerebral palsy), Tim (high functioning autistic), Joey (blind) and Marcus (spinal cord injury). Who might we add next?
What DO these kids have up their sleeve, or a better question, WHAT will they find that they CAN do once Miss Quince gets them focused on their ABILITIES not their INabilities?
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