Storytime: Padapillo by Valerie James Abbott
In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear the children’s book Padapillo narrated by the author, Valerie James Abbott. Based on the true life events of the author and her family, Padapillo is the story of a family discovering the hearing loss of a child.
Told through the eyes of her sister, this is the story of Little Bridget. She’s acting strangely and no one seems to notice–except her big sister. When the rest of her family finally realizes that Bridget has been ignoring the world around her and inventing weird words, it leads to the startling diagnosis that no one saw coming.
In addition to being an inspirational story of transformation and hope, Padapillo also includes an index of national agencies, organizations, and resources that are dedicated to helping families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing find the support and information they may need to move forward.
Congratulations to author Valerie James Abbott on your beautiful and important debut book, and thank you for sharing your family’s story with Confetti Park!
Learn more about Papadillo and the author at https://www.valeriejamesabbott.com/