Understanding Charlie | By D. Anello & M. Becker
Looking for a fun and uplifting way to help a child understand why another child acts so differently? Understanding Charlie does just that. This is a story of one family's love for their wonderfully made child, a four-year-old boy with autism and sensory issues who is difficult to understand. Told through the eyes of Charlie and his older sister Amelia in a fun, rhyming style, the colorful illustrations show that while Charlie may act differently, he is like other children in so m any ways. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book to encourage children to share their thoughts and feelings about Charlie and his experiences. It's also a great resource to introduce the concept of inclusion for all children, whether their behaviors are difficult to deal with or at times inappropriate. Donna and Mary hope that this story will help both children and adults remember that although each of us may be different and behave in different ways, each of us is truly wonderfully made!