Author Cece Bell did a wonderful job of capturing what it was like to grow up hearing impared. The situations are believable and pulled me into little Cece's world.
The artwork is cute and the frames of the comic are very easy to read and understand. Children around 6-10 I think would connect with this book the best, though I enjoyed the brief sample as well.
It's important for children to be able to connect with people who are different and realize that their own differences are what makes them unique and special. Each child has something about themselves that they believe sets them apart and seeing that it can be a strength rather than an undesirable quality is part of growing up and accepting who we are.
El Deafo comes out on September 2nd and is available now for pre-order in paperback, hardback and for the kindle on Amazon.com.
I received a free sample of El Deafo through Netgalley.com and Amulet Books in exchange for an honest review.