I was also excited to share the reading experience with my eleven year old autistic son. I often find that many books about Asperger Syndrome, and autism are geared toward a much younger, or much older audience than his age. I was happy to see one that was just right for him.
illustrated by Sarah Ackerly
The author did a great job at really giving a lot of insight into how Conner was seeing, and sensing the world from his point of view. There were numerous opportunities for me to stop, and discuss the situations described in the book with Bubby while reading. We talked about the social situations that came up in the story, as well as it opened up a discussion about Bubby's sensory experiences, and calming techniques. The sensory descriptions were awesome, and provides a lot of ways for even non-autistic people to understand what it might be like to be Conner.
|Poster illustrated by Sarah Ackerly|