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Medikidz Explain Autism
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders. Autism is the most severe form of ASD. Researchers estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have ASD. In this compelling graphic novel-style book, the superhero group Medikidz take readers into the body to explore the signs and causes of autism. Readers learn about autistic ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 15th 2010 by Rosen Central
(first published August 1st 2010)
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I think the premise of the Medikidz series is a great idea. While the graphic novel format is appealing to tweens, I think the actual content that is meant to be conveyed is getting lost in the shuffle. Although I really like the Glossary at the back as well as the resources for more information & further reading. Definitely a fun book with entertaining characters but an epic fail on educating.
The Medikidz series is aimed at younger readers. It uses a team of body superheros to take kids on a ride around the human body to explain how different illnesses are caused and can be treated. The superheroes themselves can be a little annoying, but the medical information seems to be pretty spot-on. I was pleasantly surprised with the Autism issue- a lot of books aimed at kids can be very negative towards those on the Autism spectrum, but this is very respectful.