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Joshua and the Startabulous Dream Maker based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I must say thank you to the author first and foremost for this writing. It absolutely brought me to re-examine myself and "slow down" to understand where these children are coming from. As someone who works with special needs children, it is easy to sometimes not consider or even attempt to understand who they really are. It takes true gifting and patience and I honor Mrs. Williams-Hines for being one of the few who've chosen a different approach with an autistic child and even the passion to inform others of how "normal" people really are, aside from labels or diagnostics. Her writing is simple enough for a child, yet complex enough to even stir something within an adult. Great job and continue in the efforts!
a great book to read to chidren. the author makes people see that just becouse a person is different ,that does not make them any less special then anyone else. its opens up the imagination and allows you to see through other peoples eyes and see wehat they see
First let me just say that I am the author of this book and I am totally biased. The purpose of this self review of sorts is not to tell you how great I think the book is, but to give you some idea as to what the book is about since that information is not provided on this site. The book is written about my son, Joshua, who is autistic. It is written from the point of view of the narrator who is a good friend of Joshua's. What the narrator wants to convey to the you, the reader, is that children like Joshua want what all children want, to be loved and to be seen for the person that they are, not a diagnosis or label. In the story Joshua shares with the narrator something wonderful, his Startabulous Dream Maker. In sharing this he helps the narrator to see that if only you take the time to look closer some of the most wonderful things are often right in front of you, or in this case right above your head. The narrator in turn hopes to convey this message to you, the reader. Although this book was written with autism in mind, I feel that its message is universal. I hope that you enjoy the book as much I have enjoyed sharing it with you. I believe that it speaks to not only children but adults alike.