I love this book! It reminds me so much of my sister. It shows every thing about having a sister or brother with special needs. I highly recommend this book . Does not have pictures, but I do not think it needs them. Nora age 8
Little Big Sister is a story that everyone needs to read.
Amy McCoy took her own life experiences with her two kids, and transformed them into a resource for all, regardless of age or reading ability. For adult readers, like myself, the novel takes only a few hours to read but can have lasting impacts. Amy McCoy expertly manages the difficult task of taking complex facets of autism and disabilities (Apraxia, social stories, perseveration, circumscribed interests, and stimming, to name a few) and makes them accessible for children of all ages and reading levels. I consider this novel both inspiring and also a valuable resource for how to think about and approach individuals with ASD. I can't fathom the impact this book is having on siblings of individuals with autism; "Katie's" thoughts and lists are both relatable and candid. She is truly a "Little Big Sister"!
Even if you don't know anyone with a disability or ASD, pick up a copy of this book and allow yourself to grow and be inspired by the story of "Katie" and "Mikey"!
I wanted to have this book for my library because I run a non-profit that works with kids. After I received it, I sat down and read it in one evening. My son, who is 10, grabbed it next and read it in two days. We both loved it. The message is beautiful and so relevant in the present school climate. The characters are very likable but also realistic and relatable. What a great book to share with my students. I am very happy to have found it.
Amazing story! Coming from a Special Needs Mom, this book was spot on! I can't wait to read it to my daughter, I know it will help her relationship with her special sister. I love the message it sends and it should be in every school to help explain all the special abilities our kids have and how to address them. The more we are open about it, the kinder this world will be. Thank you Amy for telling this story!
My 11 yr old daughter is a little big sister. Her 13 yr old brother has autism. We both loved this book. It was very similar to her relationship with her brother. This is a great book and a quick read.
I read this with my first grader and he loved it. It was great for him to learn about kids with disabilities. I think the book has alot of good information about including all kids in life activities no matter their disability.
Amazing book by an amazing person. Amy is my daughter, Stephanie's soccer coach. Both Stephanie and I read the book and loved it. This book should be on your must read book. Very well written! Thanks for the great read Amy.
My 9 year old son and I both read this book and loved it! My son read it first and when I asked him "how was it?" his response was "it is probably my favorite book that I have ever read" and he loves to read.