Terrence N. Tullgren is an independent author, designer, producer and artist who resides in Miami, Florida. As a proud great uncle of an autistic child, he spent years researching and creating Donnie Makes New Friends. Tullgren was touched by his great nephew’s talents and aspires to help the world better understand autism and its complexity. Tullgren was also astounded by the film Temple Grandin, about a person with high-functioning autism who succeeded in becoming a doctor of animal science and a professor at Colorado State University. Mimicking animal behavior and sounds helped Grandin connect with both animals and humans, which later helped her accomplish her professional and personal goals. Inspired by people with autism, Tullgren created this exclusive coloring book for children and families to help them understand and appreciate similarities and differences among us, and to provide a gentle way to teach the essential behaviors needed to make new friends.
Great social skills story! Love the book! Fast service and quick shippingPublished 12 months ago by JB
I will definitely give this book to the shy children I encounter when coaching for the Special Olympics. Read morePublished on October 8, 2012 by junior
We can not Wait for the next one.
my son is 7 year old and he is learning how to read with Donnie.
My daughter is 5 years old and she will be next. Read more
This is the perfect coloring book for my son this summer, that has served to not only instruct him but educate him! It is an amazing activity book with a poignant lesson. Read morePublished on July 5, 2012 by Kadia
my grand daughters and i love reading this book. it provides an environment for wonderfully sensitive discussions regarding a number of social differences and changes which may be... Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by deborah
It is so much fun and rewarding to see my daughter's imagination run free while coloring this endearing book. And the lesson in how to make connections is invaluable.Published on February 28, 2012 by Maribel Areiza Westgate
This book is great for those looking to boost their children development, imagination and social skills. Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Richard Sragowicz
I am so glad to have found this jewel of a coloring book to give my autistic relative. So ingenious to subtly teach a valuable social skill wile entertaining a child at the same... Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by Sue C.
Terrence has created a wonderful story about life through the eyes of a young child with autism. "Donnie Makes New Friends: A Lesson In Eye-To-Eye Contact" is a perfect story for... Read morePublished on January 12, 2012 by whitneygreen