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Author Luke Palmer introduces his new book, Play (Firefly Press) about four boys growing up together, the challenges, the friendships, and what hap...

Max and the Millions | Faber

A delightful whiff of Monty Python . . . Ross Montgomery's writing is often pure Douglas Adams. ( SFX)He does a friend in his American roommate, Sasha, who tries to use ASL with him before realizing they ought to be using BSL, an entirely different language. But Max doesn't know any signed language at all, which realistic for mainstreamed children. Fantastic premise, nice to have a hearing impaired hero, loved the multi-perspective narrative. This would make a really effective children's TV series.

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Moreover, Mr. Darrow later manufactures a new pair of hearing aids for Max from scratch, ones that perform better than any aids on the market that are created, fitted, and adjusted by professionals. Given how well done the deafness is, the unrealistic savant MacGyvering HAs (reminiscent of Tony Stark’s “magic” HAs for Clint Barton) is disappointing. Like Kate DiCamillo, Montgomery’s use of miracles enables the deaf character to experience an inexplicable ease of communication access. In my opinions, this book would be highly effective as a discussion starter in PSHE, when looking at relationships and differences between each and every pupil.This book is Horton Hears a Who meets Honey I Shrunk the Kids meets MacGyver. It features a deaf boy named Max, who wears bilateral hearing aids. Overall, it's an excellent representation. My only issue has to do with the hearing aids. Let's get into it.

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