Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

Book - 2016
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"'I'm a superhero named Isaac! I might look like everyone else, but my brain works a little bit differently, and I've got special superpowers to prove it.' Straightforward and illuminating, Isaac's first-person narrative will help kids see the world through the eyes of a child with the high-cognitive type of autism spectrum disorder known as Asperger syndrome"--Front jacket flap, page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780763681210
0763681210
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm

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ABCdriver98023
Apr 18, 2017

Great and simple book for helping children (and adults) understand the basics of Asperger Syndrome and the children who have it. Colorful illustrations with simple explanations.

Library_geek Sep 25, 2016

A beautiful introduction in understanding how Asperger's manifests itself.

Melanie Walsh has cleverly described Isaac as having a superpower. Even as an adult it gave me insight into Asperger's in a delightfully simple yet informative way.

I think it is a wonderful book for introducing children to Isaac's superpowers and how simple everyday actions, words or emotions can be quite confusing and sometimes scary to Isaac.

I think this book is a must read for any child and not just if they have contact with someone with Asperger's because it encourages children to consider Isaac's needs which is teaching compassion which is a good skill to have.

The links in the back of the book are fantastic and I would love to see similar links in other books that are topical like this.

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Niamhpea
Jul 20, 2016

Really fun to read, helps children appreciate the differences in others..

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cmlibrary_jrobinson May 21, 2016

cmlibrary_jrobinson thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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