The Cheetah Stories
Gloria van Donge
This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
Meet the cheetah cubs Chelsea, Chadwick, Christina, Chevron, and Charlotte, five gifted youngsters who exhibit exceptionalities across the spectrum of ability. Chelsea is creative and invents ways to make games more fun, Chadwick is athletically gifted but must hold himself back so that his friends can keep up, Christina is so perfectionistic that she has trouble keeping perspective about what makes something fun, Chevron is so curious and absorbed in the world around him that his friends often leave him alone so that they can play at their own games, and Charlotte is sensitive and easily upset by perceived injustices. Together, these cubs illustrate several of the difficulties commonly encountered by gifted children, and yet they all also demonstrate how to deal with such issues in a positive and often a proactive way.
This illustrated picture book is for young gifted children who need help understanding the difficulties that come with their gifts and who must learn to appreciate their strengths rather than focus on their struggles. Each cheetah's story is followed by pages for the child that contain questions and activities for the child to enjoy, as well as pages for parents that offer information about the topic at hand and tips about what to talk about with the child. This book is an important first step toward enabling gifted children to feel good about themselves for exactly who they are.