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The Kaleidoscope Kid

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The Kaleidoscope Kid
Focusing on the Strengths of Children With Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

This illustrated children's book reminds children with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism of their many special gifts and intellectual strengths. Their creative outlooks are truly as variable and colorful as the view through a kaleidoscope as evidenced in the charming and quirky situations in this book. Throughout, the emphasis is that children with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism can proudly acknowledge that they are excellent, special and one-of-a-kind individuals. They are usually truthful, helpful and dependable. Illustrated by Vivian Strand.


MEET THE AUTHOR

Elaine Marie Larson is a former preschool, elementary, and adult English-as-Second Language teacher. She wrote The Kaleidoscope Kid to help her grandson Sam, who has Asperger Syndrome, grow in self-awareness of his many capabilities. Elaine hopes the book will help readers of all ages realize that people with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism have numerous positive attributes and are similar to their peers in many ways. As such, this is a companion to her book I Am Utterly Unique, an ABC book that reminds young readers of the wonderful characteristics demonstrated by many with autism spectrum disorders.  


ISBN: 9781931282413

Reviews (2)

Anonymous
LENEXA, Kansas
June 07 2016
Customer Review: Amazon Customer - The Kaleidoscope Kid: Focusing on the Strengths of Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism is a unique children's picture book celebrating the gifts possessed by individuals with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism. Written by English-as-Second Language teacher Elaine Marie Larson to help her grandson San, who has Asperger Syndrome, The Kaleidoscope Kid reminds young readers of the positive qualities held by those with autism spectrum disorders. "I Have a Keen Mind // Just Ask Me // Did you know / There are lizards that fly, / And snakes, fish and frogs / That soar through the sky? / It's an amazing thing / How some creatures / Can fly without wings. / How can it be? / Just ask me." Some of the rhyming verses have unusual features, such as being written backwards (a mirror helps to read them) or in the form of a Japanese haiku. The brilliant, solid color mosaic illustrations complement this uplifting picture book, highly recommended for read-aloud sharing with autism spectrum children
Anonymous
LENEXA, Kansas
June 07 2016
Customer Review: Joanna Keating Velasco - The lovely and creative cover really captured my attention and I had to read this valuable book. It celebrates the uniqueness and gifts that those with autism offer to us all. I thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations on each page...a work of colorful art. Plus the creative poems are sure to capture the attention of the young and young at heart. It would make a terrific birthday or holiday gift. It's a complete package of fun!
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