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Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! Hardcover – 1 February 2016

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Product details

  • Publisher : CWP (1 February 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0763681210
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0763681210
  • Reading age : 3 - 7 years
  • Dimensions : 26.16 x 1.02 x 27.69 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

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This picture book is an affirming mirror for children with Asperger's and an empathetic window for those who don't but should understand why other kids are sometimes different. Told in the first person from Isaac's perspective, the narrative is appropriately direct, utilizing clear, no-frills sentences: "Because I'm a superhero, I have lots of things to think about." Similarly, the illustrations are simple in form and color, depicting smiling faces and only the most essential details. The effect is informative and endearing.
--Booklist Online

A serviceable starter for discussions of spectrum disorders with younger neurotypical audiences.
--Kirkus Reviews

Walsh's sweet and significant picture book depicts Asperger's syndrome as a superpower that makes its protagonist, a young boy named Isaac, different than his peers...images, along with the kid-friendly superhero theme, work together to craft a story that is informative and engaging. A helpful list of links about Asperger's and autism spectrum disorder directed at educators is appended. A very effective way to build awareness of and sensitivity toward children with Asperger's syndrome
--School Library Journal

A super read.
--Parents magazine

About the Author

Melanie Walsh is the author-illustrator of Living with Mom and Living with Dad, 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World, and many other books for children. She lives in England.

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