The Prince Who Was Just Himself is a beautiful story about a prince, Noah, who is a little bit different from his older brothers. He’s slower, he talks less and he doesn’t walk or run like them. The little prince does, however, radiate peace and joy and that is exactly how he saves the kingdom from the great knight Scarface. Prince Noah literally reaches out to Scarface to acknowledge his pain, and the kingdom is saved!
This is a nice story about how those with special needs give gifts to those around them. The author, Silke Schnee, has three sons, the youngest of which has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome). This experience gave her insight into the way people with disabilities are viewed and the effects they can have on the world around them.
This book would be a great gift for a new parent of a child with disabilities or for the siblings of a child with disabilities. It also would be a wonderful addition to any pediatrician’s or child’s library as a delightful and sensitive tale of the uniqueness of each person.
I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.