My Brother Sammy
Sammy is autistic, and in this wonderful book two brothers find out how to really love each other.
Description from School Library Journal
The narrator of this picture book longs for a brother who can talk to him, build towers with him, and join his friends at play. His autistic brother Sammy mimics his speech, knocks down his building blocks, and lies alone on the grass staring at the leaves on trees. When the older boy tries doing and seeing things Sammy's way, a special relationship develops between them. Somewhat indistinct watercolor illustrations, many double-paged, enhance the sensitive tone of the story. A good choice for sharing with children who have "special" siblings and for discussions on feelings.
Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc..
Author: Becky Edwards
Illustrator: David Armitage
Genre: family, social, special needs, feelings
Size: large, 11.25 x 10 x 3/8 inches
Age: PreSchool - Grade 2