Item description for My Best Friend Will by Jamie Lowell, Tara Tuchel & Pamela Wolfberg...
In My Best Friend Will, enter Willie's world through Jamie's eyes as it unfolds at school, at home, and at play. In the process, you will gain a rich understanding and appreciation of Willie's many unique qualities and come to accept that these are all a part of who he is.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 10.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Publisher Autism Asperger Publishing Company
ISBN 1931282757 ISBN13 9781931282758
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More About Jamie Lowell, Tara Tuchel & Pamela Wolfberg
Jamie Lowell is a fifth grader at Willow River Elementary in Hudson, Wisconsin. She enjoys being in Integrated Play Groups, swimming and playing with her friend Willie. She also likes going to movies, going to the mall and making bracelets. She has been friends with Willie since kindergarten. This is Jamie's first book.
Reviews - What do customers think about My Best Friend Will?
excellent resource Apr 29, 2008
I found this book heart breaking only because I wish that my son had a Jamie in his life. We all are happier when we have a friend or friends in our life yet people with Aspergers Syndrome often go without this blessing.
A wonderful book Jan 3, 2007
This is a wonderful introduction to autism for children. I am a school pyschologist and use it in a Kindergarten-2 grade elementary school to begin a discussion about autism with the children. The black and white pictures are expressive and sweet. The text was written by a 10 year old girl about her friendship with a child who has autism. It is told in simple, informative language and is sensitively written. It is a great discussion starter and has done wonders in my school building to begin relationships between typically developing children and children on the autistic spectrum.
Friendship, it's Friendship May 6, 2006
Jamie, the 11-year-old narrator talks about being friends with Will, who has autism. These beautiful photographs will certainly move all readers regardless of age.
Jamie accepts Will unconditionally; he does not have to jump through any hoops or pass any tests with her. I like the way Jamie talks about the fun she and Will have together; this will hearken to mind Peralta's book about her brother, Evan.
I just love the inclusion that is so much a part of the friendship of these two children; I just love the overall tone of this book. As someone who has an invested interest in autism, the author deserves special kudos for portraying autism in a logical, clear and straightforward way that promotes tolerance. Hats off to this book! I am going to ask my library to order a copy of this book. I also feel educators will get a lot out of it as well.
Their friendship makes me think of the Cole Porter classic, "Friendship." They have beautifully demonstrated that "while other friendships go up in smoke, ours will still be oak, rah da da da da, be beepoom baa."
Must be held in your hands to appreciate Aug 2, 2005
This book about the frienship between two children, one who has autism, one who doesn't, is touching and beautiful. To look at this book in the catalogue or online doesn't do it justice, but when you hold it in your hands you will find it is incredibly unique. The black and white photos of Jamie and her friend, Will, will make you wish you had a friendship like that as a child because you can see the acceptance and caring they have for each other. And the fun! The message is in equal measure as succesful in conveying what it is to be a friend as the pictures are. It explains characteristics of autism in a simple way that is easy for children and adults to understand. This is a book of inclusion, of acceptance, of loving each other for who you are as an individual. As a parent of children with autism the beauty of this message makes me cry. I wish for friends like the 11 year old author, Jamie, for my children. I'm going to read this book to my children's classmates, but I won't loan it out. It's one of those keepers I want to be perfectly selfish with! However, I did purchase a second copy for the library. I'm already thinking ahead to Christmas, it would make a perfect gift, not only for the parents of childen with autism, and teachers, but for ALL children. It is such a powerful message that both children and adults will find this book endearing.
Kristi Sakai, parent of 3 with Asperger Syndrome and author of Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family