Love for Logan

Love for Logan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612443591
Publisher: Halo Publishing International
Publication date: 05/15/2015
Pages: 26
Sales rank: 1,232,572
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lori and her family live in the Philadelphia area where she works as a Behavioral Health TSS. Their oldest daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when she was 2 years old. Her articles have been published in Spectrums Magazine, The Autism Notebook Magazine, SEN Magazine, Autism Matters, Autism World Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine, and Autism Spectrum Quarterly. She serves as a parent consultant with PEAC - The Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition, an organization that supports inclusive classroom placement for special needs children, and also on The Walnut Street Theater Education Advisory Committee. She is the recipient of the 2014 Temple Grandin Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award for her book, "Leah's Voice."

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Love for Logan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Synopsis- Logan is so excited for her ballet recital tonight! She can’t wait to show her whole family! It’s just that Logan’s sister, Leah, has autism and sensory processing disorder. She doesn’t really like surprising noises. She’s never been to a theater and probably wouldn’t like it the sudden surprises. While Logan understands and excepts it, she is a little sad that her whole family won’t be there. What I Thought- This was a sweet book. I really like the fact that Leah is the older sibling, as in most of the stories I have read the autistic child is the youngest. It provides a new perspective. Ms. DeMonia wrote another book about Leah before this one (see my review of “Leah’s Voice” HERE), and this one explains another common type of disorder – sensory processing disorder – something which my family is very familiar with but many people aren’t. Ms. DeMonia knows how to write a good story about these topics while explaining them in a child-friendly way. Ms. Turchan’s watercolor illustrations are marvelous, and add a lot to the story! *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
A recipient of the Mom's Choice Awards! The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Love for Logan by Lori DeMonia is an inspirational story for kids that tells them more about autism. Leah is autistic. Certain places and noises upset her and she closes her ears. When her sister Logan spills a metal tin full of bobby pins, Leah gets scared. The parents tell Logan that Leah has sensory processing disorder and they explain it to Logan so that she understands her sister's problems better. Logan has her ballet recital that night and they take Leah, telling her what to expect. Leah is there at the recital with a bouquet for her sister Logan and she becomes a part of Logan's special night. It's a beautiful story that will touch the hearts of all readers. The story has many beautiful messages for readers. It shows the love of a sister who understands the problems faced by her autistic sister, and shows her how to overcome the obstacles and rise above them in life. It also shows how a person tries to understand the problems of a family member and support her. The story is good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries and it also makes a good bedtime storybook. The illustrations are colorful and charming, and breathe life into the characters and scenes. The theme is educational and informative, and teaches kids about autism and about the behavioral patterns of those who have autism, helping them to understand it better. The author has taken the scenes from actual events, making the story more appealing.