Quote of the day: "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." - Frederick Douglass
Title: Armond Goes to a Party
A book about Asperger's and Friendship
Author/Illustrator: Nancy Carson
and her friend Armond Isaak
Title available April 15, 2014
Every child loves to go and celebrate at a friend's birthday party. Every child loves the gifts wrapped just so, the swarms of excited, happy guests and the blissful chaos that these parties entail. Or do they?
Armond is a boy who has been diagnosed with Aspergers and he finds socializing and parties quite awkward and yes, quite stressful. His good friend Felicia and her understanding mom invite Armond to her birthday party because he is such a special friend. Together they ease his anxiety and help him not only to make it through her birthday bash but to aid him in actually enjoying it and having fun. When he gets overwhelmed with the lively crowd, the loud sounds, the pungent smells, and the chaotic hubbub, Felicia's mom leads Armond to a quiet room away from the partying where he reads his beloved dinosaur book and sedately plays with lego. He needs a time out to regroup and refocus and then he rejoins the party ready to partake of more celebrations. When his mom finally arrives to pick him up he is able to honestly say he had a good time and was glad he attended Felicias's party. The illustrations are colourful, kid-friendly and expressive. The message of the book is positive and educational. I highly recommend it.
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Book review rating: 8 (Fantastic!)
Read on and read always! Have a great day everyone! Smile.