Armond Goes to a Party: A book about Asperger’s and friendship Paperback – April 10, 2014
by Nancy Carlson (Author), Armond Isaak (Author)
Armond doesn’t want to go to Felicia’s birthday party. Parties are noisy, disorganized, and smelly—all things that are hard for a kid with Asperger’s. Worst of all is socializing with other kids. But with the support of Felicia and her mom, good friends who know how to help him, he not only gets through the party, but also has fun. When his mom picks him up, Armond admits the party was not easy, but he feels good that he faced the challenge—and that he’s a good friend. A great book for anyone to learn about coping with autism or Asperger’s.
“With help from her coauthor, a middle schooler with Asperger’s syndrome, Carlson explains why a child with a spectrum disorder might be reluctant to attend a friend’s party. Yet with some peer understanding and adult assistance, the challenge can become an opportunity to have fun as well as be a friend . . . Both Armond’s distress and his relief and satisfaction are likely to move young audiences toward increased empathy for others with mental or physical differences.”—Booklist
“An accessible life-skills guide about friendship for children with autism spectrum disorders. This optimistic story is a worthwhile purchase for libraries.”—School Library Journal
About the Author
Nancy Carlson is an accomplished children’s book author and illustrator who has published more than 60 books. A lifelong Minnesotan, Nancy graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a major in printmaking. She believes that life should be fun for everyone, but especially for children. Nancy is also a guest author and illustrator at over 150 school classrooms each year and has touched the lives of thousands of children across the country. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Armond Isaak taught himself to read when he was three years old and hasn’t stopped since. Besides books, his loves include Legos, acting, and playing the trumpet, and he is a proud Boy Scout. Now in middle school, Armond has been learning to embrace his uniqueness instead of fight it, and he has a small circle of friends with similar interests. He reached out to Nancy to do this book because he wants to help every young boy or girl with Asperger’s realize they are not alone in a world where they often feel lonely and out of place. Armond lives with his mom, dad, sisters, cat, and dog in New Hope, Minnesota.
Lexile Measure : AD450L
Grade Level : Kindergarten - 3
Item Weight : 8 ounces
Paperback : 32 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1575424675
ISBN-10 : 9781575424675
Product Dimensions : 11.25 x 0.12 x 9.25 inches
Publisher : Free Publishing (April 10, 2014)
Reading level : 5 - 9 years
Language: : English