Ian's Walk (book for kids)

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Dana
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Ian's Walk (book for kids)

Postby Dana » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:41 pm

Ian's Walk, A Story About Autism, by Laurie Lears illistrations by Karen Ritz
Ian's Walk is about a little boy with autism who takes a walk with his sister, who becomes frustrated with Ian's "different" behaviors and learns something about Ian along the way. A great book for kids with autism to see that other kids may have the same behaviors as them, and a great book for siblings to understand that there are other children out there with autism. A quick read, makes a cute goodnight story.

I don't know the recommended age, but I would say 4 and up, even more beneficial for siblings in elementary.
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Postby Mary » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:47 pm

I liked this book also, because I think it was honest about the sister's feelings of frustration about her brother. Sometimes sibs feel guilty about those feelings, but this book presents the sister and Ian in a positive way. She loves Ian and tries to see the world from his perspective. I'd agree that it was appropriate for kids ages 4 to 10.


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