My friend has autism
by ; illustrated by Sorra, Kristin
Picture Window Books, 2010
What People Are Saying
From Our Follett Early Learning Experts
A young boy describes his friendship with Zack, who is autistic, discussing the challenges Zack faces and how he acts.
From the Publisher
My friend Zack has a disability called autism. But that doesn't matter to us. We talk about airplanes, build models, and enjoy hanging out at each other's house. I'm glad Zack is my friend!
Horn Book (Fall 2010)
In each book, a child describes his or her friendship with a kid affected by the title disability. The relentlessly upbeat narrators discuss shared activities, lessons learned, and their anger at children teasing the friend. Scattered "Did you know?" boxes present facts, some vague ("Kids with ADHD are often open to new ideas"). Mixed-media digital illustrations in warm colors depict the pals. Reading list. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Friends with Disabilities titles: My Friend Has ADHD, My Friend Has Autism, and My Friend Has Down Syndrome.]
School Library Journal (April 1, 2010)
K-Gr 3- Characters with disabilities are seen through the eyes of their friends, who relate how they behave and how they may seem impolite or distracted, or cause trouble in school. Robby has ADHD, but he's enjoyable to be around because he loves basketball and likes to try new things. Zack has autism, but his love of airplanes makes him a knowledgeable and fun friend. The message is that patience and understanding are the keys to being a good friend, especially to someone with chronic health problems or difficulties relating to others. Back matter offers a more detailed explanation of the disabilities and "Did You Know?" fact boxes appear on every page. Full-page, colorful illustrations depict multicultural children at home, school, and play. Engaging and empathetic, this set deserves a place on library shelves. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
- Publisher: Picture Window Books
- Pub. Date: January 1, 2010
Format: Hardcover 24 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
- Age Range: K - Grade 2 (5-7 yrs.)
- Reading Level: 2.8 (What’s this?)
- ISBN-10: 1-40485-750-8
- ISBN-13: 978-1-40485-750-6
- Follett Number: 29770J7
- Language: English
- Guided Reading Level: M
- Lexile: AD600L (What’s this?)