Item description for All About My Brother by Sarah Peralta...
This book comes from the heart of a little girl(Sarah is eight years old)who has grown up with and who, with her parents, has been involved in helping her younger brother with autism to learn. The book is a testament to the parental support that has fostered a strong positive relationship between Sarah and her brother, with the result that even at a very young age, Sarah has become a strong advocate for Evan and other children with autism.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 10" Height: 8" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Sep 2, 2002
Publisher Autism Asperger Publishing Company
ISBN 1931282110 ISBN13 9781931282116
Reviews - What do customers think about All About My Brother?
Great for a sibling Jan 14, 2008
We have a 5 year old with Autism, and his 4 year old sister is already asking questions about some of his behavior. This book has been a nice way to start to talk about how and why her brother is different.
It is simple in its language, and the approach is a great one of acceptance. The author loves her brother, and he is a great brother, he just happens to have Autism. It does not define him, any more than any one trait defines you or I, it is just part of who he is.
Highly recommended for those with siblings dealing with Autism.
wonderful Oct 27, 2007
what a wonderful book! my daughter is the big sister of a brother with autism and this book helped her to see that she isn't alone. AND it insired her to write a book of her own about her brother.
So sweet and positive Jan 29, 2007
We bought this book for our 6 year old, who is an older brother to our 4 year old autistic son. He loves reading it again and again because it so well describes his own brother. The sibling perspective is charming - and one that many adult authors simply fail to capture. A beautiful book.
Portrait of Love Feb 15, 2005
This is one of the best books I have ever read by, for and about a sibling who has autism. Sarah, the young author of this book draws a rich portrait of her day-to-day life with her brother, Evan. She provided all the illustrations for the book and her family is a rich portrait of love and acceptance. The bright colors Sarah uses suggests hope and understanding. I like the way she explains and understands Evan's behavior; she knows he likes to chew on frozen foods and uncooked pasta because he likes the crunchy consistency. She understands Evan's way of communicating; e.g. she identifies the sounds Evan makes in response to certain circumstances, such has his happy humming when he is in water.
I loved the way Sarah used technical terms she learned from Evan's team intervention specialists. When she uses them, she says quite matter-of-factly, "All I know is we have fun." I like the way she interacts with Evan and accepts and loves him unconditionally. All of the things they do together and all of the socialization she unwittingly teaches him through natural example, she is doing it for love and because it's just plain fun. Get this with SUNDAYS WITH MATTHEW.
Great Book Dec 29, 2002
When it comes to supportive, creative and POSITIVE siblings, Sarah Peralta is at the top of the list! In her new book, All About my Brother, Sarah explains her brother, Evan, to her readers with compassion, entusiasm and a true appreciation of his abilities. If I could give a gift to every individual on the spectrum , it would be a sibling as wonderful as Sarah. This book shpould be in the home of every family with a member on the spectrum. It should be read to and by brothers and sisters,neighbors, and peers, It belongs in every school library. Sarah was eight when she wrote this book, but her wisdom and optimism are ageless.