Andy and His Yellow Frisbee ‒ Mary Thompson

andy and his yellow frisbee
image from amazon.com

 

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
  • Series: Woodbine House Special-Needs Collection
  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House; 1 edition (January 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933149832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933149830

 

EXCERPT from Woodbine House:

A heartwarming illustrated children’s book about Andy, a boy with autism. Like many children with autism, Andy has a fascination with objects in motion. It’s Andy’s talent for spinning his Frisbee combined with a new classmate’s curiosity that sets this story in motion. Rosie, the watchful and protective sister, supplies background on Andy and autism, as well as a sibling’s perspective.

 

Rationale for Inclusion: This wonderful book provides children with a valuable window into the lives of children living with autism. Seeing as to how most children are likely to come into contact with an autistic child at some point in their school lives, it’s important for them to develop a better understanding about them so that they may become more tolerant and accepting of their differences. I also really enjoyed how this story made an effort to encourage children to interact and make an effort to be friendly to children with autism, as demonstrated by the character Sarah, one of Andy’s schoolmates.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s