“Prince Noah and the School Pirates” by Silke Schnee
This is the second in the Prince Noah series and continues his story. Prince Noah is a young prince in a Kingdom where his parents rule. Prince Noah has now grown up enough that it is time to go to school, which is held on a fleet of ships Each ship has a different group of children- girls, boys, and special kids, which is Noah’s ship, as Noah has Down’s Syndrome.
After the ships sail and the teaching begins, all the students are dissatisfied with what they are being taught, and wish they could be on another ship. When a pirate ship attacks, the children all work together to over power the pirates and return safely to port. In the process, they have class together, and all the children learn better and have so much fun.
This book explains that children are all different but all special in their own way. Children work well together and learn from each other. Children with special needs are just kids too.
I enjoyed this story and think that children will too. It is a picture book, but is not for preschoolers, more appropriate for young elementary age students. Would be a great book to explain about inclusion learning models.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.