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A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A great story about a family and a dog

I work with children with autism, and I happen to own dogs, one in which is a black lab named Henry, and I can see the direct connection that children with special needs have with dogs. Yes, this story is about a Mum looking for answers, but it is also about a dog, that...
I work with children with autism, and I happen to own dogs, one in which is a black lab named Henry, and I can see the direct connection that children with special needs have with dogs. Yes, this story is about a Mum looking for answers, but it is also about a dog, that is forgiving, and non-judgemental who becomes not only part of the family, but also part of the solution, ulimately unlocking the difficult puzzle of autism. Autistic kids generlly can't understand other peoples feelings, but through his pet dog, a boy learns to feel, learns to care for, and learns to love.

posted by 968139 on February 9, 2009

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed

I was very disappointed in this book. The title implies that the book is about how a special dog miraculously helps a child overcome autism; but the book hardly even mentions the dog. It is most a biography of the boy with autism and his mother trying to become pregna...
I was very disappointed in this book. The title implies that the book is about how a special dog miraculously helps a child overcome autism; but the book hardly even mentions the dog. It is most a biography of the boy with autism and his mother trying to become pregnant. Would not recommend this book to those expecting a heartwarming story of a young man and his dog.

posted by krysolomon on February 1, 2009

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  • Posted February 1, 2009

    Disappointed

    I was very disappointed in this book. The title implies that the book is about how a special dog miraculously helps a child overcome autism; but the book hardly even mentions the dog. It is most a biography of the boy with autism and his mother trying to become pregnant. Would not recommend this book to those expecting a heartwarming story of a young man and his dog.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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