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Be good to Eddie Lee / Virginia Fleming ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.

By: Fleming, Virginia M.
Contributor(s): Cooper, Floyd [ill] | Gatti, David [cll] | Philomel Books [pbl] | South China Printing Co [prt].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Philomel Books, c1993Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0399219935; 9780399219931.Subject(s): Down syndrome -- Juvenile fiction | Children with mental disabilities -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Kindness -- Juvenile fiction | Summer -- Juvenile fiction | Forests and forestry -- Juvenile fiction | Water lilies -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure and adventurersAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Be good to Eddie Lee.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.F626 | Be 1993Summary: Although Christy considered him a pest, when Eddie Lee, a boy with Down's Syndrome, follows her into the woods, he shares several special discoveries with her.
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
CML Easy Fiction Area
F5987BE (Browse shelf) Available 0000001970326

"The text is set in Palatino. Lettering by David Gatti. The artist used an oil wash on board to creat the illustrations for this book"--t.p. verso

Although Christy considered him a pest, when Eddie Lee, a boy with Down's Syndrome, follows her into the woods, he shares several special discoveries with her.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-On the first day of summer vacation, Christy follows her friend JimBud to a nearby pond, looking for something to do. When Eddie Lee, a child with Down's syndrome, follows them, Christy tells him to stay home, and JimBud tries to chase him away. Only when Eddie Lee leads the girl to a hidden place to show her frog eggs and water lillies does she fully grasp that everyone is special and has unique, individual gifts. Cooper's attractive, full-page borderless scenes of the rural South- waist-high, straw-colored weeds; a clear, rippling stone-bottomed brook; hazy green woods and water-are painted in oil wash, but have the smudgy appearance of oil pastel. Clearly the focus of the illustrations is the insightfully realistic portraits of Eddie Lee, and it is Cooper's artful accompaniment to the text that truly brings out the author's positive message. Berniece Rabe's Where's Chimpy? (Albert Whitman, 1988) is aimed at three to five-year-olds, as is Cairo Jasmine's Our Brother Has Down's Syndrome (Annick, 1985). Be Good to Eddie Lee is welcome for slightly older children, but mostly for the realism it exudes rather than the somewhat contrived story.-Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Virginia Fleming is the author of the picture book  Be Good to Eddie Lee .

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