- File Size: 767 KB
- Print Length: 100 pages
- Publication Date: June 21, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0057B0K6G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,861 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Thursday Surprise: A Story about Kids and Autism Kindle Edition
|Length: 100 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Age Level: 6 - 9|
|Grade Level: 2 - 4|
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Top Customer Reviews
The Thursday Surprise is a charming story. Ryan Ennis is forthright and sentimental in his writing. The book will stimulate discussions about communicating and being patience with others. Children will learn that giving up is never an option.
It's an awfully long book (79 ps_ for a teacher to read aloud. Much better (and shorter) books on educating kids about autism
A First Look at Autism, Pat Thomas
My Friend With Autism, Beverly Bishop
My Brother Charlie, Holly Robinson Peete
The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism, Ellen Sabin
How To Talk to An Autistic Child, Daniel Stefanski
Lucy’s Amazing Friend, Stephanie Workman
A is for Autism, F is for Friend, Joanna Keating-Velasco
Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide for Friends and Family, Jude Welton
Ryan Ennis, in his book The Thursday Surprise, uses the unique art of storytelling to describe and illustrate many of the characteristics associated with autism. Through the books two main characters, Michael who is autistic, and Katie who reluctantly volunteers to read to him, the story reinforces the premise that with patience and perseverance friendships can be developed between children who have autism and those who do not. The book also can be used to enhance the comfort level of autistic students to both learn and grow in a mainstreamed educational environment.
The Thursday Surprise is a recommended read for elementary school mainstreamed programs where autism is found.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a book i would highly recommend for typical kids. It shows them that children with disabilities are not aliens, they are real people with real feelings. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by christine delahunty
I would have loved to see more basic info on autism.
A good start, but too short.
Good for school aged children
I was expecting it to help my son understand his autistic friends better but it really didn't. I think the message about the kids with autism being different was lost between the... Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by Krystal Kingman
The story presents a view through the eyes of a child. As a grandmother of an autistic child, it points out to me the essentials of interactions with other children and the... Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by tchrbarb
I thought that this book truly captured what it is like to include students with ASD with mainstream students in the public school setting. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Shelia72
I hope a lot of people read this book. Its great.
As a mom with a child with autism its good to see a book to help others except a child with autism.
"The Thursday Surprise" was one of the most enjoyable, yet informative, children's books on the subject of autism. Read morePublished on April 6, 2012 by SFBayArea
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