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.