Be Good to Eddie Lee
On the first day of summer vacation, Christy follows her friend, Jim Bud, to a nearby pond, looking for something
to do. When Eddie Lee, a child with Down syndrome, follows them, Christy tells him to stay home, and Jim Bud
tries to chase him away. Only when Eddie Lee leads the girls to a hidden place to show her frog eggs and water
lilies does she fully grasp that everyone is special and has unique, individual gifts. The value of accepting
individual differences and showing empathy and respect for others is clearly demonstrated in this book.