Little Creek Press

47 Strings: Tessa's Special Code by Becky Carey

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An invaluable tool for parents looking to talk about Down syndrome with their children. The book describes, in easy-to-understand language and with sensitivity, some of the challenges baby Tessa's special "code" might bring - while never losing focus on the message that a family's love is the same for everyone. Sterling Lynk, Executive Director, Madison Area Down Syndrome Society (MADSS), Inc. Madison, Wisconsin


47 Strings touched my heart - it is pure love! I would encourage any parents and educators to read this book to children as early as preschool age. It is inspirational, focused, and allows for those "teachable moments" that we look for in a children's book. --Randi Gillespie, Family Support Coordinator, National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS) and a parent of a 7-year-old daughter with Down syndrome

About the Author

Writer and mom Becky Carey exposes her life raising her daughter Tessa, who has Down syndrome, on her blog, Trisomy Twenty ONEderful (visit at An advocate for her daughter and others with "47 strings," Becky strives to change the outdated stereotypes of Down syndrome. This book has become more than a tool for educating children on how to accept difference. It has become a launching pad for families to move forward together after a diagnosis presents itself. Becky, her husband Dan, and their children reside in southwest Wisconsin.

Product Details

  • Softcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Little Creek Press (November 12, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984924566
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984924561
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces