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The Cochlear Kids:
“This heartwarming story is essential reading for all children whose
lives are touched by hearing loss. Simply beautiful!”
Dr Dimity Dornan, AO
Executive Director and Founder of Hear and Say
“Liam the Superhero is undoubtedly a very reassuring and inspirational book”
The Children’s Book Council of Australia
Liam the Superhero is the first in The Cochlear Kids series of books from author Heidi Dredge. Heidi is passionate about creating entertaining and informative narratives that help children (and adults!) understand hearing loss and cochlear implants. Heidi’s characters and stories are full of warmth and inspiration which remind us all that children with cochlear implants are just like other kids, and with determination and commitment, can learn to listen and speak like their normal-hearing peers!
Heidi lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and two young kids. Her eldest daughter has a cochlear implant and a hearing aid, and thanks to early intervention with Auditory Verbal Therapy, her listening and spoken language skills are out of this world!
Read more from Heidi about why she created The Cochlear Kids series and what she hopes it can achieve, here.
We love it! Beautifully written and illustrated. My 5 year old son has a cochlear and we have always referred to it as super hearing. We have had the book for 2 weeks now and have read it every night since. I wish you could see how his face lights up during the story. He now reads it with me word for word and his 2 year old sister loves it too!
Carah (Victoria, Australia)
This book is amazing!
Meg (Georgia, USA)
My six year old son who has a cochlear implant absolutely loves it. We read it every day. He loves it so much that he took it to school so the teacher could read it to all his class mates. Thank you so much Heidi for such a fantastic book!!!
Monika (ACT, Australia)
My 6 month old son is getting implanted on Friday and it has been such a beautiful story for us to read to him to prepare for his surgery! Thank you for writing such a beautiful book!
Courtney (Tasmania, Australia)
Absolutely the best book! I purchased one to donate to my daughter’s school so it educates all the kindy students and for any students down the track… my six year old loves this story!
Ingrid (NSW, Australia)
We have this book and it's great! Our cochlear kids love it!
Ariane (Massachusetts, USA)
It's so uplifting! It's just what my grandson needs!
Monica (Queensland, Australia)
I was in tears by the end and had to explain to the kids that they were happy tears! This a beautifully written book that show cases just how amazing all these kids are. Thank you Heidi!
Michelle (Queensland, Australia)
Read an independent review of the book by The Children’s Book Council of Australia here.
The next book in the series will be available in 2016.