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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-01-16
- Reviewer: Staff
In this compact alphabet book and introduction to American Sign Language, Heller, who founded the New York City Baby Fingers sign language program, presents finger spelling as both a useful skill and a fun way to communicate with friends. Small hands, placed within inset circles, model how to spell letters A to Z, appearing alongside friendly cartoon characters that include a mermaid, robot, and whale. A final page includes a chart of all of the signs for quick reference. The inviting images and accessible format make this an encouraging primer on ASL. Ages 4–7. (Mar.)