Hand Talk: Reni’s Feelings tells the story of Reni, a young boy who struggles to get people, including his mom, to understand him. Reni learns how to use sign language to show if he is hungry, happy, sad, or needs help, as well as other emotions. The story is beautifully illustrated with fun and colorful drawings.
The second half of the book contains photographs of the author's students that demonstrate how to make more than two dozen signs in American Sign Language, from “don’t want,” “like,” and “tired,” to “I love you,” “excited,” and “scared.” It also contains short video clips of the author signing the word or phrase.
Reni’s Feelings is the first book in a series that will teach social skills to help children know what to expect or what to do in various situations, such as going to school, to the doctor, or on a playdate.