Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair

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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
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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.
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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: 472,270
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.28 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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  • 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

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