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Author: Karalee Braithwaite; Illustrated by: Joanne Lusty
A Little Can Do a Lot - DVD (Education)

“A Little Can Do A lot “

This DVD is available in English with language selection options for French or Spanish subtitles


Being a Little Person in a world designed for tall people is a challenge for life.  If your newborn has been diagnosed with dwarfism, you may wonder what lies ahead.  Can you meet your child’s needs?  Will your son or daughter have a good life?  “A Little Can Do a Lot” provides candid insights into such questions by weaving together the concerns of average- statured parents  and the real life experiences of Little People from 5 years of age to 70 plus.  Comments from medical specialists help round out this upbeat and informative video.

I'm Just Small, That's All. (Education)

I'm Just Small, That's All.

Author: Karalee Braithwaite
Illustrated by: Joanne Lusty

In Karalee Braithwaite's words:
"I'm Just Small, That's All" was inspired by my daughter who was born with a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia. There are over 200 different forms of dwarfism of which achondroplasia is the most common. As a child and adult her short stature and disproportionate limbs will present her with physical and emotional challenges.
I wrote this book to inform other children (from about 3 to 9 years of age) about her condition and to help them understand that despite this difference she is still an ordinary, regular child who likes to play and laugh just like they do.
Raising a child with a difference has been an eye-opener for me and her father, but it has also been extremely rewarding. We have met many wonderful people through Little People of America, both average and short stature, who have helped us understand and appreciate this diverse group of individuals.
This book is dedicated to Kali and all children with differences. You are all special and enrich our lives in so many ways.


Q: What age is appropriate for this book?
A: This book was written for children 3-9 years of age.

Q: Does the book contain any references to religion?
A: No, there are no religious references in the book

Q: Is Achondroplasia specifically mentioned?
A: The books recognizes short arms and legs but there is not a direct reference to Achondroplasia. It simply covers being small.

Author: Karalee Braithwaite; Illustrated by: Joanne Lusty
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