Keisha's Doors / Las Puertas De Keisha (An Autism Story Book 1)

Summary:

Monica is frustrated. As a big sister, she wants to have fun and play with her younger sister Keisha. But Keisha doesn't seem to know how to play. She throws toys and she doesn't seem to listen. In fact, she doesn't talk a lot. Then they learned that Keisha is autistic. Keisha's therapist helped them understand what autism is. and worked with everyone, not just Keisha.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Direct language and specific examples help to explain autism and the importance of family involvement for young children.

Content Awareness Factors:

None, really. It would be nice to have a list of resource for parents, including other kid-friendly tools, at the end.


Little Kid Reaction

She found the information about Autism helpful and could see herself in the story. You could tell she found the story "babyish," but also learned something and appreciated the book.

Parent Reaction

This is a very informative, useful book. The author's analogy using doors is one that everyone can understand. I particularly like that the book included specific examples of how everyone can benefit from greater understanding and simple tools.

Type of Book:
This is a bilingual book with a short stories featuring an autistic child.
Educational Themes:

This is an excellent book for introducing autism to young children, whether at home or in a classroom.

Reading Level:
1.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read by a 10-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a book that should be widely shared.

Title Keisha's Doors / Las Puertas de Keisha
About

Autism Story, Book 1

Author Marvie Ellis
Publisher Speech Kids Texas Press, Inc. © 2005
Illustrators Jenny Loehr
ISBN 1933319003
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Family, Health & Wellness, Disabilities | Developmental Challenges, Foreign Language | Bilingual, Latin America | Hispanic People
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