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Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero with Autism Paperback – April 5, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: ASD Publishing (April 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985344105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985344108
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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**Gold Winner in Children's Books: Preschool Category in the Readers Favorite 2012 Awards
**People's Choice Grand Prize Winner 20011 MeeGenius Author Challenge


"This will be a great resource for kids with autism who want to feel better about themselves, to unleash their inner greatness and for parents and teachers who want to promote a positive view of autism to their offspring and students." 
-Anne Carpenter, Librarian and Information and Referral Specialist
Autism Society of Michigan


"Every teacher should be aware of this book & should read it in every class at every grade level. There are a lot of children now being mainstreamed in to regular classes & this would bring so much awareness." - New Jersey


"I work with autistic children and this story portrayed a deeper understanding of the special mind of a child with autism." - Illinois


"What a sweet touching yet true and funny way of appreciating and loving a child for who he is." - New York
"I work with, and advocate for, autistic children and their families. I wish I could hand this book to each new family as they tell me their son or daughter has just been diagnosed with Autism." - California

From the Author

I wrote this book based on my godson. I do not intend for this book to represent every child with autism as the spectrum is just too large. But it does represent that one boy who is near and dear to my heart and perhaps you will see part of a loved one you know. Hopefully it will remind us all to look twice before judging someone who seems different from us.

More About the Author

Gregory G. Allen is the award-winning author of PATCHWORK OF ME, COOL SIDE OF THE PILLOW, WELL WITH MY SOUL, PROUD PANTS: AN UNCONVENTIONAL MEMOIR, and two children's books on autism - CHICKEN BOY: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF A SUPER HERO WITH AUTISM & CHICKEN BOY: A SUPER HERO DEALS WITH DOCTORS & DENTISTS. He has had short stories and poetry published in: New Town Writers' anthology Off The Rocks 14, Loch Raven Review, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, The Oddville Press, Word Catalyst Magazine, Rancor'd Type, Home & Holidays and is a contributor of articles and blogs to several online sites including Huffington Post and Broadway World. Allen has been in the entertainment business for over twenty five years as an actor, director, writer, and producer and is an award-winning musical theater writer with over ten original musicals produced.
www.gregorygallen.com
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After reading this book you will be saying, "Bahcaaaaaah!!!" and feeling like a Super Hero yourself.
Colleen D. Gallagher
This is a wonderful book for parents of an autistic child and it is also a valuable tool for anyone working with autistic children.
JKH
Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero With Autism is the story of a boy with a different way of viewing the world.
Learning Table

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JKH on August 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
Having worked with autistic children for over 10 years, I found this book to be exactly what's needed for them. Gregory Allen manages to get inside the mind of a child with autism and show exactly how he's thinking and feeling. This in itself is a real skill. Through simple, yet clever dialogue, Allen captures the issues and problems these children face (eg how they find loud noises distressing) and explains it to other children in a way that's understandable. The book is actually written at a very deep level and yet is presented in a way that's simple for children to read.
This is a wonderful book for parents of an autistic child and it is also a valuable tool for anyone working with autistic children. It is equally important that other children read it to understand the different challenges a child with autism experiences.
The brilliant illustrations coupled with a lovely story make it a joy to turn each page.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colleen D. Gallagher VINE VOICE on September 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
Chicken Boy, The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero With Autism is a book that should be on the shelf of all Teachers and parents with an Autistic child. Having been a Special Education Teacher for three years who worked with kids on the Autism Spectrum, I can say that books that dealt with social situations and Autism in general were often some of the only ways that some Autistic children could grasp a concept or lean about a social situation. This story is one of those stories that WILL reach every child. Chicken Boy, should be shared with Autistic children as well as shared in the general classroom. Most classes today have at least one child on the spectrum and Chicken Boy will help open a discussion on differences. I suggest it be read in grades Kindergarten through Fourth grade. Gregory Allen does an excellent job of getting inside the head of an Autistic child. Chicken boy has super powers; but his greatest power is being able to show people that you do not need to be afraid of someone because they do things differently than you do or look and act differently.

The text is easy to read and the illustrations by Dennis Culver are excellent. Children can relate to the other children portrayed in the story because they look realistic. The moral of the Chicken Boy story is very important; "Just take time to get to know me. Maybe you can be a Superhero with me." After reading this book you will be saying, "Bahcaaaaaah!!!" and feeling like a Super Hero yourself.

(The Author Gave me Two Free Copies of This Book To Review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Grube on April 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
I was so pleased to find this book. Although I have no autism in my direct family, I have many friends with autistic children and watch them (both parents and especially the kids themselves) struggle to help others understand. This book will go a long way to help the other kids understand and hopefully make autism a less scary thing. This story is told from the point of view of an autistic boy and very clearly helps you understand what is going on inside his head. It's well written and wonderfully illustrated to shed some light onto these bright, wonderful children who simply have a different way of approaching and looking at life around them. I will be buying copies for my friends and one for my kids school. Bringing awareness to other children is such a wonderful gift to give anyone who has been touched by autism, as all any of us want is to be understood. This book takes a big step towards that goal. Thank you for shedding light on this in such a fun and enjoyable way Mr. Allen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bfalz1122 on August 7, 2012
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Although Gregory Allen is also known for his more adult-themed work (you'll be glad you checked out the clear-eyed character development in Patchwork of Me, Proud Pants, and Well With My Soul), Chicken Boy connects with a brand of insightful, sensitive writing that brings his Godson, Gabriel, and his vivid imagination to life. Gregory humanizes Gabriel while turning him into a superhero, doing so adeptly with simple, effective details (Gabriel's love of chicken fingers and french fries) while avoiding trite cliches. Everyone should read this: not only for the quality of writing, but also the reminder that we are all more than what we appear to be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Learning Table on August 17, 2012
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Chicken Boy has super powers; he is able to show kids that there is no reason to be afraid of someone just because he or she is different from them. Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero With Autism is the story of a boy with a different way of viewing the world. This book is a wonderful tool for teaching autism awareness to kids of all ages. My boys were immediately drawn to it when they saw the cover. What boy can resist a cape? They knew right away that Chicken Boy was someone they wanted to meet. The illustrations of Chicken Boy's thoughts clearly depict his perceptions of his environment, and my kids could relate to his fears and understand his ways of coping.

Kids with autism will feel like they have a champion in Chicken Boy, and he might help them realize that the things that make them special are the things that can give them strength. Everyone is unique and deserves acceptance. Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero With Autism shows kids how simple it is to reach out and relate to others. This book is a valuable resource, and with the likelihood that kids will encounter other kids with autism or special needs either in school or in other settings, it is a perfect addition to any reading list. We all have an inner chicken, but if we let it loose, we can soar--BAHCAAAAAAH!

{The author provided me with a copy of this book for review.}
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