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Duke the deaf dog does not like it when he’s told “never mind.”
Whether it happens at preschool or the park, both parents and children will relate to feeling left out when you aren’t part of the action. A great way to teach children that everyone deserves to be included in conversations.
Bonus American Sign Language material inside:
Learn 10 ASL signs within the story.
Learn 5 ASL concepts for the English words never mind.
Watch the ASL lesson, vocabulary words, and the complete story signed on video using the link provided in the book.
Watch a deaf parent sign the Never Mind story on video using the link provided in the book.
5-star Review, Readers’ Favorite:
“Kelly Brakenhoff’s picture book story, Never Mind (Duke the Deaf Dog ASL), is a touching story about a deaf dog and how he interacts with his friends and his siblings. He likes to be part of all that is going on around him, but he doesn’t like it when others tell him to “never mind.” The language is simple and will appeal to the young reader. The plot develops steadily with compassion. The illustrations are super and definitely help carry the story along. On some pages, there are windows showing a person signing a word used in the story. At the end of the book, the author explains the multiple meanings of “never mind” and how the words are signed differently depending on the meaning intended. A wonderful way to introduce young readers to differences and learning to be patient, kind and understanding at all times. Because no one appreciates being brushed aside with a ‘never mind.'” Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
KELLY BRAKENHOFF is an American Sign Language Interpreter whose motivation for learning ASL began in high school when she wanted to converse with her deaf friends. Her first novel, DEATH BY DISSERTATION, kicked off the Cassandra Sato Mystery Series, followed by DEAD WEEK. She also wrote NEVER MIND, first in a children’s picture book series featuring Duke the Deaf Dog. She serves on the Board of Editors for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf publication, VIEWs. The mother of four young adults and two dogs, Kelly and her husband call Nebraska home.
To request additional review copies or an interview with Kelly Brakenhoff, please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity: email@example.com / 403.464.6925. We look forward to the coverage!