Owen is a boy like any other ordinary little boy. He loves to play the ukulele and he loves to sing. But speaking does not come easily to Owen. He speaks in bits and bobs. He finds that anything is possible with love, kindness and patience.
Tagline: To a more open and inclusive world.
Publisher: Armour Publishing
Author: Eva Wong Nava
Illustrator: Debasmita Dasgupta
Extent: 32 pages
Rating: Children’s Picture Book
Praise for the book:
“With vibrant illustrations and a simple, relatable plot. The Boy Who Talks in Bits and Bobs gives children a wonderful accessible lesson in empathy. By allowing kids to see themselves in the shoes of someone who is different — gently asking them to imagine what it might feel to be laughed at by classmates — the book takes hold of readers’ heartstrings as Owen and his teacher come up with a triumphant plan to share and celebrate his strengths.” – Kate McFarlane, Senior Editor, Sassy Mamas Singapore.
“The Boy Who Talks in Bits and Bobs” is a wonderfully charming book about a boy who has a stutter. We read about how he encounters teasing from his classmates at school. What I like about it is learning how he eventually overcomes this difficulty and surprisingly becomes popular with his class in the end.” – Rachel Tan, Senior Educational Therapist, www.rachelsbooksreviews.blogspot.com
“It’s an easy-to-understand story and the illustrations are full of gorgeous colours. Owen has helped to debunk a common myth that stutterers are less intelligent or capable.” – Audrey, Speech and Language Therapist, Singapore.
Find Owen here.
Find Owen in Singapore. He is available at Times Bookstore, Kinokuniya, Popular and most stores that carry good qualilty children’s literature.