"I have a superhero inside my head. I call him Chicken Boy" proclaims our hero. What others may see as odd "quirks", a child living with autism explains as all a part of his being a superhero. Told in the first person perspective, Chicken Boy offers a small glimpse into the mind of one child who wants others to understand they shouldn't fear someone simply because that person is a little different.
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.08(d)|
About the Author
Gregory G. Allen is an author of books geared to adults, but has a huge background in writing and performing for children. His first musical was written and produced for the stage when he was only 14 and went on to write three more while in high school. As an actor in New York, he worked for years with a children's theatre company, joined the stage union by touring in a show that brought well-known children's books to life, and spent two summers touring the country as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Allen comes from a family of early childhood educators and has always believed children should be exposed to the arts at an early age through books, stage shows, and other creative endeavors geared to them. His personal introduction to autism was through the diagnosis of his godson and does not intend for this book to represent every child with autism as the spectrum is just too large. But it does represent that one boy who is near and dear to the author's heart and perhaps you will see part of a loved one you know. Hopefully it will remind us all to look twice before judging someone who seems different from us.
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Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero With Autism based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Beyond Inspiring! Writing a children's book is often harder than a full-length novel. So few pages, so little words. But Gregory G. Allen has taken a simple concept, infused it with truth, love and patience...and created Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero with Autism. But it's not only inspiring, it's important. Autism is such a widespread problem globally that books like Chicken Boy will touch people's hearts, young and old, while at the same time educating.
Reviewed by Lori M for Readers Favorite "Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero With Autism" is a book written by Gregory G. Allen and illustrated by Dennis Culver. When we open the book, we meet a young man who tells us that he has a superhero inside his head that he calls Chicken Boy. Chicken Boy comes out whenever the boy eats chicken fingers, ketchup and french fries. The boy explains that he has autism, which is a fancy word for him living inside his own brain. Isn’t that a great definition that other kids would be able to understand? When he turns into Chicken Boy, he yells, “Bahcaaaaaah!” which he realizes sometimes disturbs people around him. He explains that he sometimes can’t handle loud noises either and has to run away from them. The boy continues to explain ways in which having autism makes him different and how it is hard for him to make new friends and talk and play with others. He encourages kids who might meet someone like him not to be scared, but to just take time to get to know him. This short little book is easy to read and would be a good one for a teacher to read to a classroom in order to help kids understand what autism is. The illustrations are fabulous! Full of bold colors, they are larger than life, just as illustrations of a superhero should be. It is hard for kids to understand sometimes why some people are different and this book gives them some answers.