Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

Book - 2016
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Isaac may look like everyone else, but he actually has superpowers that make him different from his brother and his classmates. Some kids don't understand that and call him names. But Isaac's superhero brain remembers loads of things, he has energy enough to bounce on his trampoline for hours, and his ears are so sharp he can even hear the buzzing some lights make in school (ouch!). He tends to say whatever comes into his head and doesn't realize that he might hurt someone's feelings--by telling them they have big teeth, for example! Even though he's not really a superhero--he has Asperger syndrome, which means his brain works a little differently--he does love to play superheroes with his brother, who understands him.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763681210
0763681210
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wal
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm

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ABCdriver98023
Apr 18, 2017

Great and simple book for helping children (and adults) understand the basics of Asperger Syndrome and the children who have it. Colorful illustrations with simple explanations.

Library_geek Sep 25, 2016

A beautiful introduction in understanding how Asperger's manifests itself.

Melanie Walsh has cleverly described Isaac as having a superpower. Even as an adult it gave me insight into Asperger's in a delightfully simple yet informative way.

I think it is a wonderful book for introducing children to Isaac's superpowers and how simple everyday actions, words or emotions can be quite confusing and sometimes scary to Isaac.

I think this book is a must read for any child and not just if they have contact with someone with Asperger's because it encourages children to consider Isaac's needs which is teaching compassion which is a good skill to have.

The links in the back of the book are fantastic and I would love to see similar links in other books that are topical like this.

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Niamhpea
Jul 20, 2016

Really fun to read, helps children appreciate the differences in others..

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cmlibrary_jrobinson May 21, 2016

cmlibrary_jrobinson thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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