A Loved One Who Is Blind

Knots on a Counting Rope is the story of a Native American grandfather talking to his grandson, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses, about how he was born and how he has grown. Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses was born frail and with no vision, but he has gotten stronger and now rides his own horse, Rainbow, and has trained her to race. The grandfather is a nurturing figure in the story who adores his grandson and has never held him back.

This is a sweet story about the love between a grandfather and his grandson who is blind, and how the grandson is richer and stronger because of this relationship

Suggested Reading Level – Preschool and up


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Written by Nicola Moon
Lucy’s grandfather is coming to visit and she is so excited.  But while all the other children at school are preparing pictures, Lucy asks the teacher if she can make a special collage meant for her granddad.  In this short and beautiful little book, we see how a young child shares her love and for her grandfather by sharing his way of seeing the world.
         This is a great book for discussing how everyone perceives the world in different ways and the value of taking the time to find a common way of sharing about it.
Suggested Reading Level; Preschool – Grade 2

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