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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story…

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing…

by Julia Finley Mosca

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Describes the life and accomplishments of the animal scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, from her early life and autism diagnosis through her journey to become a livestock expert.



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This rhyming picture book is an easy to read biography of Temple Grandin. Grandin was often misunderstood as an autistic child, but she did not let that stop her from becoming a scientist. She invented a “hug machine” to provide her with comforting pressure without unwanted human contact. She also advocated for more humane treatment of animals within the livestock industry. This book sends a positive message that people with autism are “different, not less than”, promoting understanding and acceptance of diversity.
  kristinjbriley | Jul 16, 2019 |
An illustrated biographical story about an autistic women who revolutionized the livestock industry and slaughter houses to treat animals more humane. This book gives so much value to appreciating what all minds have to offer. After being diagnosed with autism as a young child, Temple Grandin was able to use her visual strengths in science and engineering to pursue work in psychology and animal science. In addition to teaching perseverance and inquiry into science, I think this book provides a wonderful opportunity to teach children (and adults) acceptance and appreciation for ideas that others are able to contribute. At the end of the book, there is a timeline and additional biography notes that would be a great resource to students who are working on a biography of Dr. Temple Grandin. ( )
  tressafoster | May 30, 2019 |
This rhyming book highlights the life of Temple Grandin, a woman with autism that sees the world differently than most. While most people think that there is something not right with her, her mother believes in her and knows she will do good things in life. Temple does not like hugs from people, yet she craves the actual pressure that a hug gives. After a visit to her aunt's farm where she notices that the animals are calm, she creates a hug machine that will give her the pressure of a hug, without human arms. She made it her mission to build better farms and is widely sought after speaker. This book would be great for inclusion lessons in the classrooms! Temple, a woman with autism has so much to offer the world! ( )
  csmith18 | May 25, 2019 |
This was a absolutely a great book, I really loved it. It not only a true story about a woman scientist but a woman scientist that has autism. She does not let people stop her for achieving her dreams just because they think she is not capable of it. It is a great way to inspire students that being different is not a bad thing and it is not a thing that you should let stop you from following your dreams. I think this is an amazing book to use in a classroom to start a farming science lesson or engineering in everyday life lesson. It is also a good book to read just to cultivate a culture in your classroom that everyone has a voice and we should listen to what everyone has to say. ( )
  wallk18 | May 17, 2019 |
A charming book about an inspiring figure, it's written in rhyming verse and illustrated with colorful collage and texture. While the message of persevering and embracing those things that make you special or unique is not subtle, the rhyming is enjoyable and adds to this easy read. After reading Sy Montgomery's biography, I was happy to read anther work about the amazing Dr. Temple Grandin.

She was "Different, not less" they all finally agreed.
Although easy and upbeat, the book does not avoid challenging times in Temple Grandin's life such as the teasing, doors closing, or even her expulsion from school. It's a thorough read, offering short and sweet ways to understand differences. It is a longer easy book with few words, but many illustrations and messages. For anyone wanting to learn more there is a bibliography included and an afterward with more information about episodes depicted in the book as well as information about her life.

No one really GOT Temple,
but well, then again...

The truth of it was,
Temple didn't get THEM.

A wonderful biography to have available so that more people can learn about Dr. Temple Grandin earlier. ( )
  fsgiamba | Mar 21, 2019 |
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