New Book Educates Kids About Blindness

New Book Educates Kids About Blindness

The author draws from his own experiences.

In a new children’s book, a cat named Rufus educates kids on what it’s like to be blind, the Northwest Georgia News reports.

Andrew Stoner recently published “Mr. Lollypop Makes A Friend,” a children’s book in which the protagonist, Mr. Flapjack Lollypop, believes a cat named Rufus needs rescuing because he’s blind.

But he quickly learns that Rufus is just fine going about his daily life, and the two become friends as Rufus opens a new world to Mr. Lollypop.

Stoner is blind and said the characters came about years ago when he would entertain his little sister with hand puppets, including Mr. Lollypop. Friends encouraged him to write about about Mr. Lollypop’s adventures, and he uses his own experiences to educate kids about what it’s like to be blind.

The book is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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