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Autistic Planet

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Autistic Planet is a magical world where all trains run exactly to time, where people working in offices have rocking chairs, and where all kids dream of winning the chess World Cup. Join us on a journey to this alternative reality, where being different is ordinary, and being "typical" is unheard of!

Full of colour illustrations and written in child-friendly rhyme, this bo
Published May 15th 2007 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jun 17, 2016 Courtney rated it liked it
Shelves: asd-adhd
The ending saved it from being a little offensive. It's not so much an 'autistic planet' so much as the speaker's own ideal world. As I was reading it I cringed knowing some kids with ASD who would not like this setting, but relaxed when it was just that one person's ideal place.
A mantra in my work place is 'if you've met one kid with autism, you've met one kid with autism.'
Kaitlin Garrison
Elder, J. (2007). Autistic planet. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Do you ever wonder what goes through the mind of an autistic child during what seems to be everyday situations? In Elder’s picture book, she poetically provides insight into the “why” of the persistency, accuracy and intelligence of those with autism. As she describes situations and reactions that most would find odd, the reader is able to get a glimpse into why those with autism find them to be normal. This book is excell
This was the e-book I chose to read.

Audience: Primary
Genre: Non-fiction, picture book
Fiction Twin Text: Rules by Cynthia Lord

Autistic World is a great book that would teach kids a lot about autism. This book won a Gold Medal in the Moonbeam Children's Book Award Non-fiction picture Book Category. The book is about a girl with autism who describes what it is like in her world. Even though she acts differently than most other people, the author does a great job describing how having autism doesn'
Nick Molinet
Apr 10, 2013 Nick Molinet rated it it was amazing
Shelves: colorful, autism, respect
I love this book! this is such a great book to read to children about autism because it takes on the task of teaching children a complex and tricky issue like autism in a fun and relatable way. This is the story of a little boy who sees his autistic friend at school making her "planet" out of clay and she tells him all the things they do there. This book is so great because its not only good for children but for all ages because of the wonderful way it was written and illustrated.

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Adam Utehs
This book is about a autistic girl who makes a world out of clay and talks about her world and when our world becomes out of whack this is where her and her friend can come to. this book show kids that this world is not always perfect and things will happen in life that are not favorable to what they want. I like how this book was written in the eyes of an autistic girl because it shows that even is she has mental issues she can still she that the world isn't favorable. I would recommend this ...more
Elise Xuereb
Apr 04, 2015 Elise Xuereb rated it it was amazing
Shelves: autism
This book is wonderful to help friends, family, and siblings understand the challenges that an autistic person faces. This book takes you to a place where different is normal and being "normal" is not an option. The text is written in a way that is a child-friendly rhyme. They, too, can learn, only they learn differently.

Genre: Children's Picture Book
Jan 12, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing
This is a book that I would like to use to show my students that just because a person is Autistic it doesn't mean they cant do things they just do things different than us. It also shows how brillant an Autistic child can be. It also shows that sometimes we all belong to a different planet.
Victoria Dimmitt
This book gives a unique viewpoint on an autistic girls view of the world. I would read this book in a classroom so that other students could get a better handle how different people view the world in a different way.
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Unique take on autism. Really gets inside the girls head.
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