My Brother Sammy

My Brother Sammy

by Becky Edwards, David Armitage, David Armitage
     
 

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Sammy doesn't go to school with his older brother; he goes to school on a special bus. They are constantly at cross purposes because Sammy is autistic and does not know how to be a "normal brother." Then one day, Sammy's brother realizes that Sammy's way of doing things may not be so bad.

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Sammy doesn't go to school with his older brother; he goes to school on a special bus. They are constantly at cross purposes because Sammy is autistic and does not know how to be a "normal brother." Then one day, Sammy's brother realizes that Sammy's way of doing things may not be so bad.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-The narrator of this picture book longs for a brother who can talk to him, build towers with him, and join his friends at play. His autistic brother Sammy mimics his speech, knocks down his building blocks, and lies alone on the grass staring at the leaves on trees. When the older boy tries doing and seeing things Sammy's way, a special relationship develops between them. Somewhat indistinct watercolor illustrations, many double-paged, enhance the sensitive tone of the story. A good choice for sharing with children who have "special" siblings and for discussions on feelings.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761304395
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.98(w) x 11.09(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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