What's Wrong with Timmy? by Maria Shriver

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What is the response when a child points out that a disabled child or adult looks 'different'? Shriver tells the story of Kate, who finds that making friends with a mentally retarded boy helps her learn that the two of them have a lot in common.
 

About Maria Shriver

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Maria Shriver is one of television's most respected anchorwomen, the recipient of television awards, and the bestselling author of What's Heaven?, What's Wrong with Timmy?, and Ten Things I Wish I Known Before I Went Out Into the Real World. She and her husband Arnold Schwarzenegger have four children. Sandra Speidel has won awards from the San Francisco and New York Society of Illustators, and most recently, from the Pastel Society of the West Coast. She illustrated What's Heaven?, What's Wrong with Timmy?, and a dozen other children's books.
 
Published October 1, 2001 by Assorted. 48 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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According to Shriver, the death of her famous grandmother, Rose Kennedy, and its effect on Shriver's daughters, then five and six, occasioned this book, a series of conversations between a girl named Kate and her mother about the death and funeral of Kate's great-grandmother.

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It affects Grandpa's memory and makes him confused, irritated, and often angry because he's struggling to remember things he just did," Kate's mother tells her daughter), the examples of conversations that could easily be emulated by adults and children, as well as Kate's loving project (undertak...

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Young Kate (now eight years old) and her mother, who first appeared in What's Heaven?

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