The Making Of My Special Hand

A child who was born with one hand tells the story of how people at the hospital made a helper hand for her, how the new hand operates, how it feels, and how she can use it. Heelan takes readers through the whole process: making the plaster cast, fitting the socket, connecting the electrode and battery, and occupational therapy. Simmonds uses cut color photos imposed on simple drawings for a collage effect.

© 1998 Heelan, Jamee Riggio, Otr/L
Audience: Children