March 2021 – Preemie Genius

Sammie the Salmon
Author: Debra Kline


Through the life of a tiny salmon who soon grows big, the author, Deb Kline is able to capture and share her journey of the premature birth of her son, Sam, born at 26 weeks. The story gently guides the reader through the early NICU fears and as the story progresses, it provides comfort and hope to preemie families everywhere. The story is appropriate for young children and it’s a great way to help them understand preterm birth. The watercolor illustrations are so beautiful and add depth, color and beauty to the story.

This is a great resource for NICUs, preemie parents and preemies. The story is endearing and offers hope to preemie parents and explains premature birth in such a special way.

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