"I said hi and he ignored me," she said.
"Lucy, that's Daniel. He has autism," Miss Miller responded.
"What's autism?" asked Lucy.
From that moment on Lucy works to make friends with Daniel in this bright, upbeat book about autism. Once she succeeds, Lucy becomes determined that the other kids in the class learn to accept Daniel as well.
With an estimated 1 in 68 children now falling somewhere on the autism spectrum, "Lucy's Amazing Friend" is just the right book to help children understand that we are all different, and while those differences can be challenging, they also make us each special.
|Publisher:||Riverrun Bookstore Inc|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.09(d)|
About the Author
About the Illustrator: Tim grew up in Kittery, Maine. His first love was music, but that got put on hold due to the disappearance of his Muppets drum set. He became interested in art shortly after, when he discovered how much fun it was coloring on his parents' walls with crayons. Today Tim resides in Kennebunk, Maine, with his noble cat, Jasper.
What People are Saying About This
I believe this work is a must for all libraries, and schools as well...And I commend Ms. Workman for creating one more tool that helps demystify autism. --Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, author of Raising Autism: Surviving the Early Years and founder of blog Autism-Mommy Therapist
Stephanie Workman has opened the door to many budding friendships between children with autism and their peers, by proving this can be a positive experience, in her colorful picture book Lucy's Amazing Friend. This story is an accurate portrayal of Daniel, who lives with autism, and the interesting things he does to provide himself ways to fulfill his need for sensory input. Lucy finds him interesting and develops a friendship that, in turn, shows all the other children just how much fun Daniel can be! --Ellen Walker, author of Bringing Up John: One Family's Life With Autism
Lucy's Amazing Friend is the perfect book to introduce children to autism and help them understand and appreciate the special children who have it. Beautifully written and illustrated! --Lori Deschene, founder of Tiny Buddha and author of Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions and Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life
The simplicity of the book allows for children and adults of all abilities to appreciate the delicate nature of life and innocence of childhood. The illustrations accompanied the words perfectly. This is a book that should be included in all schools and centers that integrate students of varying abilities. --Chris Wilson, President, We Rock For Autism
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a teacher and a parent this is a book that should be on all children's shelves and in all teachers' classrooms.
Beautiful story along with powerful illustrations. This story belongs on every children's book shelf and in every public and school library.
My daughter has a classmate with autism so I bought this book for her. Not only did she love the story but the illustrations as well. I really think it helped her see her classmate in a more positive light.
People With Challenges is a unit of study in our 4th grade classes. Therefore, I was very pleased with the subject and quality of the story Lucy's Amazing Friend. The book doesn't preach but simply shows how an autistic child can be included in various activities. As the school librarian I have already added it to my collection.