Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair

Hardcover (1ST)
$11.13 price
(Save 30%)$15.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (22) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $9.49   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561452194
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 473,224
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.28 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2008

    Educational Review

    1. Cover<BR/>a. Is the title clear & easily visible? Yes, on a thick red line in the middle of the page<BR/>b. Is the title represented through the picture? Yes, a picture of Tyler in his chair<BR/>c. Is the cover bright and attractive? Picture bright, background a little dull<BR/>d. Are there any awards? Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Book<BR/>e. Does the back cover give a brief description of the book? Yes<BR/>f. Are there any reviews quoted? Teacher Magazine & Booklist<BR/><BR/>2. Wording<BR/>a. Are the words in large and clear print? Yes, child friendly letters<BR/>b. Are the words in the same general location on each page? Yes, words on opposite page<BR/>c. Is the background of the words different from the rest of the page? Yes<BR/>d. Are the words similar to how a child would speak? Yes, sounds like child speaking<BR/> <BR/>3. Pictures<BR/>a. Are the pictures simple in detail? Picture of face, with child drawn body<BR/>b. Do the pictures correspond with the words on the page? Yes<BR/>c. Do the pictures have a central focus? Yes, picture is of what is written

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)