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Russell Is Extra Special : A Book About Autism

by III Charles A. Amenta

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This book is about a little boy named Russell who has autism. The book talks about how children with autism can be different and how they can be the same. The book also goes through what helps Russell and his family to cope with his differences.
  EmilyKleeman | May 28, 2017 |
This book is about a boy who has autism and it explains the difficulties the child and family encounter. This child has special need, but his family knows how to support correctly.
Ages 3-7 ( )
  sayraa | Mar 21, 2017 |
The book is about a boy with autism. It explains how he differs from those around him but also his talents he has.
Ages: 3-5
Source: Pierce College Library
  ACKrauss | Dec 4, 2014 |
An honest, clear and affectionate book about one boy with autism. It not only gives a simple explanation of autism, but also gives a vivid picture of Russell himself as an individual, and of how his autism affects both him and his family. A lovely way to explain autism to children.
  gjchauvin504 | Sep 17, 2012 |
This is one of my least favorite children's books on autism. It examines one autistic boy from his family's perspective, not his own. The pictures are black and white and very grim. While it might be useful for children who have a sibling with autism, it does little to give encouragment to the family or explain to that sibling how he can still have a brother who loves him very much. Not recommended for classroom reading or reading to children. Many better autism books out there. ( )
  kaelirenee | Mar 4, 2008 |
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Explaining autism to children can be a difficult task. This heart-warming portrayal of an autistic boy and his family will help children and their parents understand this serious developmental disorder. An introduction for parents and a list of resources supply further information. In addition, as they enjoy and identify with the family photographs so similar to their own, children will develop greater sympathy for those who may be different from themselves.

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Describes the daily life, likes and dislikes, and habits of Russell Amenta, who is a happy boy despite being severely autistic.

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