Jeff Kinney Live on 'The American Entrepreneur' radio at www.TAEradio.com on April 8th from 3-6pm EST
Tune into Ron Morris' The American Entrepreneur' Radio Program at www.TAEradio.com Today (April 8th) from 3-6PM to hear Jeff Kinney, the man behind the wildly successful "Diary of A Wimpy Kid" books and motion picture. We'll ask Jeff about the behind-the-scenes experience of creating such a popular entity, and what the future holds for his inner wimpy kid.
My 8 year old son who has Aspergers is enjoying me reading "Dog Days" to him. The bad thing about having Aspergers is that the older the children get the there is less pictures in a book and the more they have to leave to their imagination. This is a struggle for them. That is why my son enjoys the book is because of the pictures. Sometime I have to explain things to him but for the most part I think children and young adults with Autism would love this book!
My young nephew with Aspergers responded very enthusiastically to this series, which I started sending as Christmas and birthday gifts a few years ago. He composes a lot of elaborate "comic books", so your point about the illustrations may more significant than you think. While these books don't do much to address "empathy" issues, they seem to engage something in the autistic mind. My brother told me that he just devoured this title, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, and actually did the exercises. See if your son's imagination and initiative are kindled by this title. At the listed price, it could be very cheap, effective therapy.
My son is 11 and has Autism (high functioning). He too likes to draw up his own comic books and enjoys every single Wimpy Kid book. He too did every exercise in the Do-It-Yourself book. I don't know what it is about these books but he absolutely loves them!