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The Kaleidoscope Kid [Hardcover]

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Poems address the positive personality traits often found in children with high-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome, including truthfulness, helpfulness, curiosity, and imaginativeness.

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The Kaleidoscope Kid is written for children with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism to remind them of their many special gifts and intellectual strengths. Their outlook and creative ways are truly as variable and colorful as the view through a kaleidoscope.Written in light verse and illustrated with bold, colorful and whimsical strokes, The Kaleidoscope Kid touches on subjects familiar and dear to all children, including pets dinosaurs, holidays, and summer vacations.The reader is reminded that children with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism can proudly acknowledge that they are excellent, special and one-of-a-kind individuals. They are usually truthful, helpful and dependable. This enjoyable book is an expansion on Elaine Marie Larson's first book, I Am Utterly Unique, an ABC book on the positive traits exhibited by children on the autism spectrum, for children ages 4-10. While written for young readers, The Kaleidoscope Kid entertains and educates readers of all ages through light verse and colorful, light-hearted illustrations.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   35
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 2, 2007
Publisher   Autism Asperger Publsihing Company
ISBN  1931282412  
ISBN13  9781931282413  

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More About Elaine Marie Larson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Elaine Marie Larson is a former preschool, elementary and adult English-as-a-Second-Language teacher. Elaine has written a series of children's books to help her young grandson, who has Asperger Syndrome, grow in self-awareness of his many capabilities, learn to cope with his emotions and, in general, be proud of who he is. Elaine also hopes her books will help readers of all ages realize that people with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism have numerous positive attributes and are similar to their peers in many ways. Elaine's other writings include a book on gravity (Up and Down), stories, poetry and essays. A lifelong resident of Minnesota, Elaine lives with her husband in the Minneapolis area. Her six grandchildren live close by and are often the inspiration for her writing.

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Product Categories

1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Education > Special Education
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Children's Health > Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > General
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Special Education > Behavioral Disorders
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Special Education > Learning Disabled
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Special Education > Socially Handicapped

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Uplifting picturebook  Nov 5, 2007
The Kaleidoscope Kid: Focusing on the Strengths of Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism is a unique children's picturebook celebrating the gifts possessed by individuals with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism. Written by English-as-Second Language teacher Elaine Marie Larson to help her grandson San, who has Asperger Syndrome, The Kaleidoscope Kid reminds young readers of the positive qualities held by those with autism spectrum disorders. "I Have a Keen Mind // Just Ask Me // Did you know / There are lizards that fly, / And snakes, fish and frogs / That soar through the sky? / It's an amazing thing / How some creatures / Can fly without wings. / How can it be? / Just ask me." Some of the rhyming verses have unusual features, such as being written backwards (a mirror helps to read them) or in the form of a Japanese haiku. The brilliant, solid color mosaic illustrations complement this uplifting picturebook, highly recommended for read-aloud sharing with autism spectrum children.
A Vision of Color & Creativity  Jul 19, 2007
The lovely and creative cover really captured my attention and I had to read this valuable book. It celebrates the uniqueness and gifts that those with autism offer to us all. I thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations on each page...a work of colorful art. Plus the creative poems are sure to capture the attention of the young and young at heart. It would make a terrific birthday or holiday gift. It's a complete package of fun! Joanna Keating-Velasco Author A IS FOR AUTISM, F IS FOR FRIEND

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