I have been given the pleasure of reviewing several books for some up and coming authors. Being a kindergarten teacher, I chose to review Ethan's book first.
Ethan is an eight-year-old little boy living with autism. He wrote Ethan's Story: My Life with Autism to explain a bit about how he lives every day. The book is written from his perspective and gives insight into some of the unique characteristics of autism.
Let's cut to the chase.
I loved this book. Anyone sharing your life with someone that has autism, should consider investing in a copy. The simple text and colorful illustrations are just right for even the youngest readers to understand. The text matches the illustrations allowing for a deeper understanding.
Being a teacher, I have worked with children that have autism. This book would have been a wonderful resource to share in my classroom.
Here is an excerpt from my favorite page:
Sometimes I lose track of where my body is and I run into people. I don't mean to and I really don't like fighting.
This is so true of all children (and many adults). I know the children reading the book can make a personal connection with the story and their new friend.
My hope is that Ethan's book becomes a resource to schools across the nation. I hope that by hearing Ethan's story children will better understand autism. I hope children will realize that a child with autism is just like them... unique and special.
If you'd like to purchase a copy of Ethan's Story, click here.