I got this for my granddaughter who has autism. I read it and thought it was written more for non-autistic kids. However, my daughter told me it was great for my granddaughter as well. And, she lives thus author and has other Dragon books already. ??
Covers a tough topic eloquently
My almost three year old has autism and has started realizing social interactions with friends are not what she expects sometimes. This book covers what a child with autism experiences, as well as their friends, in a way most children can understand. While my daughter does not yet understand autism, she can relate to Mike's reactions. I think that helps her to not feel like her reactions are wrong. A wonderfully written guide in a friendly disguise!
Perfect for kindergarten age!
I absolutely love this book. It's very catchy and it does a very good job of explaining autism in terms for small children. The pictures are cute and I love the fact that it Rhymes and it's fast paced. I ordered this book because we are doing an Autism Awareness event at my son's kindergarten class and I needed a book that was on their level. I am very pleased with this book and I intend to order two more copies to donate to each of my kids school library.
This is an awesome book on how to be a friend
I work with autistic kids every day and this is an awesome book for those that are looking to explain to other children how they might be a good friend to an autistic child. My favorite part was "we don't have to be the same to be fair". This is a concept many adults have yet to grasp, so teaching it to kids at such an young age is amazing. Great job Steve Herman!
Alexis Emily Meyer
Such a sweet book
My son is autistic and I got him this book to help him understand it a little bit better. He loves it so much. He was so excited to see himself in a book character.