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Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair

Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair

by Jamee Riggio Heelan, Nicola Simmonds
     
 

Taylor and Tyler are twin brothers and best friends. But the twins are different in one significant way: Taylor has cerebral palsy, while Tyler does not. Taylor explains to readers why wheelchairs allow many people to be more independent. This triumphant story offers a valuable look at both adjusting to a wheelchair and facing physical limitations with

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Taylor and Tyler are twin brothers and best friends. But the twins are different in one significant way: Taylor has cerebral palsy, while Tyler does not. Taylor explains to readers why wheelchairs allow many people to be more independent. This triumphant story offers a valuable look at both adjusting to a wheelchair and facing physical limitations with boundless energy and determination.

Editorial Reviews

Taylor and Tyler are twins. Though alike in many ways, Taylor was born with cerebral palsy and Tyler was not. When Taylor learned how to use a wheelchair it changed his life. Now he can keep up with his friends at school and even play basketball. His mobility allows him to be more independent, which he likes. This story can be beneficial for youngsters who are adjusting to a wheelchair so they can develop a sense of pride and accomplishment in their mobility. It's also useful for siblings, friends, relatives, and classmates of a child who uses a wheelchair. 2000, Peachtree Publishers, Ltd., $14.95. Ages 3 to 10. Reviewer: J. Bauman SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-A glimpse into the life of a young boy with cerebral palsy. Taylor describes his condition, aspects of his daily activities at home and at school, and his desire for independence. While he has been trained to use a walker, he prefers a wheelchair as it enables him to go faster and not tire as quickly. The book also includes some discussion of his physical-therapy sessions. At times, Taylor's frustrations come through, as when the illustrator shows him in his wheelchair facing a rather high set of stairs. However, in the end, the message is that he enjoys the same activities as his twin (and other children). In her mixed-media illustrations, Simmonds has superimposed photographs of the individuals' faces onto drawings, creating an interesting collage effect. This title is better suited for younger children than Alden Carter's Stretching Ourselves (Albert Whitman, 2000).-Margaret C. Howell, West Springfield Elementary School, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561452194
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,148,747
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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