Tag! You’re It
Normally children love and can connect with anyone but it’s their parents or guardians that are usually the culprits of discrimination. This book will help children to right the wrong and see that any form of discrimination, especially against someone that’s disabled, is not kind nor acceptable. Let’s teach our children not to discriminate against anyone regardless of their hair, culture, skin, religion, clothes, where someone lives, or their disability but to embrace others with compassion, sharing, and humanity. I’m sure that your child will love this book as much as I did. Highly recommended.
Vernita Taylor – Reviewer with Reader’s Favorite
Children, like adults, tend to judge people based on their looks and their visible abilities (or what some call disabilities). People of all ages need to learn that we all have different abilities, and we all want to feel included. The plot follows Gabby and Nicky as they try to become involved in a game of tag with other children. Gabby must try extra hard to prove she’s good enough to be a part of the fun activities. The characters are well developed, and the illustrations are bright, colorful, and very descriptive of both activities and facial expressions. The dialogue is well-constructed and used effectively. The language is simple to help young readers follow along. This is a beautiful story that will not only teach young readers about conditions like cerebral palsy but, more importantly, it teaches them not to judge. Acceptance in all things in life is an important lesson to learn. Beautifully told.
Emily-Jane Hills Orford – Reviewer with Reader’s Favorite
Tag! You’re It tells a story that any sensitive reader will find funny, moving, and inspiring at the same time. Jannesy DeLeon has two children with special needs, and in this book, she recounts what they have experienced firsthand. I think this is precisely why the story of Gabby and Nicky makes such a deep impression on the reader. In addition to giving food for thought to both young readers and parents who will read Tag! You’re It with them, I liked that DeLeon added a list of outdoor games that can be modified to include the others.
Astrid Iustulin- Reviewer with Reader’s Favorite
– Publishing Date: April 5th, 2022
– Dimensions: 8×10
– ISBN: 9781955767040
– Library of Congress Control Number: 2021922320
– Hardcover Bound
– E-Version available
– Publisher: BiblioKid Publishing
– Author: Jannesy DeLeon
– Illustrator: Gaspar Sabater
Cynthia Tanzosh –
A beautifully written story about inclusion, with colorful, eye catching illustrations! Tag! You’re It, is a great book for teachers and parents to teach children about inclusion and acceptance. The book allows for teachers and parents to start a conversation with children about how to include children with disabilities in playtime fun at school and at home on play dates. I absolutely love this book!
We’re so glad to hear that, Cynthia!
Renee Pullara –
Based on her 2 special needs children, Jannesy takes us on a fun trip to the park woth Gabby and Nicky! This story is such a great way of explaining how important it is to be inclusive of everyone, no matter what their disability may be. The story is so much fun, while delivering an important message, and the illustrations are fantastic! A must read for children, teachers, and parents!
Yes! Thank you for the wonderful review. 🙂
Holly DiBella-McCarthy –
Tag You’re It is a beautifully written inspirational story. It succeeds in raising awareness and compassion. Both kids and adults will have a deeper understanding about why and how to include all children in play.
Thanks for your kind words, Holly!
Tradara McLaurine –
Go GABBY! This book did a great job displaying all forms of communication. I enjoyed how Gabby communicated with Nicky! I loved the ending!
Yay! We’re so happy to hear that, Tradara. Yes – Gabby’s the best! Glad you love her as much as we do. ❤️
Elizabeth Andrade –
I loved this book. As being Nick’s nurse – I truly imagined him being able to do these helpful things with his sister. Story shows how all children besides of their disabilities can get along, have fun and find ways to include special needs to any activity! Go Gabby!!!
Awe, this makes us so happy to hear! So glad you enjoyed it, Elizabeth. 😍
Beautifully written.. The book does a wonderful job of reminding people that a child with disabilities can do just about ANYTHING!!!
Yes!! So true. 🙌
Emily Gonzalez –
I loved this book! Getting Gabby’s inner thoughts while she’s trying to communicate with Nicky and the way he knows her so well that he can read her non verbal cues brought tears to my eyes. It’s a beautiful story that both children and adults can learn from.
Yes! So glad you enjoyed it, Emily. 😍
Beth Gruber –
Gabby is confined to a wheelchair and she can’t talk. But she’s still determined to join a group of kids playing tag at the park. And with help from her brother Nicky she’s figured out a way to play — and win! Readers will be cheering for plucky Gabby who shows the other kids — and more importantly, herself — the power of believing in oneself. DeLeon’s story of inclusion and acceptance rings especially true because it was inspired by her own special needs children. Highly recommended.
BiblioKid Publishing –
Yes!! Glad you enjoyed it as much as we do 🙂
Erin Murphy –
Wow! The colorful illustrations immediately drew me into the inclusive storyline. I’m always on the search for fresh takes on lives led that may be considered uncommon. Tag! You’re it will distinguish itself on any bookshelf wanting to open the minds of those who read it. Perfect for children.
Alyson Bowen –
So glad you enjoyed it Erin!
Bravo Jannesy Deleon for writing a timeless, and beautiful story about empathy, social engagement, and creative exploration, no matter what a child’s ability level is. I love how you show us Gabby’s ability to communicate her needs without using words and how she creatively uses her strengths to engage in group play with help from her supportive brother, Nicky. Play and socialization are essential for every child’s healthy development. I feel this book demonstrates to children empathy, creativity with activity adjustments, and the importance of seeing similarities in others, instead of differences. Colorful & fun illustrations bring to life this special story. A must-read!
Becca Johnsey –
This is such a sweet story. Gabby wants more than anything to be included with the other kids. Her loving brother does all in his power to make that happen.
This is a wonderful story to share with children so that they can understand others differences. It makes you think about how your actions can affect others and challenges you to find ways to include everyone.
A must buy for pre-school students!