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Andy and His Yellow Frisbee

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
An illustrated children's book about Andy, a boy with autism. Rosie, the watchful and protective sister, supplies background on Andy and autism, as well as a sibling's perspective.
Hardcover, 19 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Woodbine House
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Shawntale Richardson
Jan 28, 2014 Shawntale Richardson rated it really liked it
Andy and his yellow Frisbee is about a boy named Andy who has autism, who spins his yellow Frisbee in a corner of the playground at school. He wanted to be in his own little world all the time. He has a sister named Rosie who plays soccer and keeps an open eye out on him. A new girl named Sarah noticed how Andy spent his time alone at recess and would just watch him. The new girl walked over to him sits down to try to make conversation, Rosie over looks and see that and she was afraid that she w ...more
Diana Perry
Jul 01, 2015 Diana Perry rated it really liked it
This book is an amazing read. It's about a little boy named Andy who has autism. He is different from the other kids because he stays to himself and continuously spins a yellow frisbee. A new girl, Sarah, is quite interested in Andy and wants to become friends with him. Andy's older sister is a bit skeptical and wants to protect Andy because she is aware that many people does not understand or respect his difference. This is a great book too introduce in a social justice unit. It explores a rele ...more
Jul 27, 2012 Cait rated it it was amazing
Andy and His Yellow Frisbee is about a young boy with autism who has a special skill of spinning his frisbee. Andy seems to enjoy playing with his frisbee and keeping to himself on the playground. Andy's older sister, Rosie, is very protective and wants to make sure Andy is safe and feels comfortable. Rosie is especially concerned with the new girl, Sarah, who seems very interested in Andy and his hobby. As the older sister of a child with a disability I can definitely relate to Rosie and her co ...more
Brittany Upshaw
The book, "Andy and His Yellow Frisbee", was a great and interesting read. I enjoyed every part of the story. The setting of the story took place on the playground during recess. The main character, Andy, who was autistic played with his yellow frisbee the whole time during recess. One thing I enjoyed most about this story is how the author, Mary Thompson, used repetition. One of the repeated phrases that occurred throughout the story was, "around and around and around", which symbolized the mot ...more
Jamal Scott
Nov 10, 2014 Jamal Scott rated it really liked it
This book has words on every other page with a picture on the other. The title on the front is going up and down and in red. On the front there's a boy playing with a yellow frisbee. On the back is a description of the book.

This book introduces the readers to autism. A girl named Sarah wanted to know why the little boy Andy just spins his frisbee all recess long. Sarah approaches him but he doesn't talk much.
Short, sweet, and thought-provoking. A great story to read to older students (3rd grade and up) and teach them about autism. I really like that the story does not have a typical happy ending, but leaves the reader with a sense of hope that one day Andy might begin to open up to new people. Definitely recommend!
Dec 05, 2014 Rathen rated it really liked it
Who doesnt love a story about a kid an his new frisbee. cant go wrong here, definitely recommend the read. enjoyed both the story and illustration used here in this book.
Yahya Han
As author mentioned, this story introduces young readers to autism. The story was told by his sister Rosie. Even if Andy behaves different from other kids, he has a special talent for spinning stuff around. One day, a new girl Sarah wants to meet with Andy, but he likes to live in his own world. Well, I am not sure about the ending of the story was good or not. It says nothing about Andy's communication with other people, but Sarah and Rosie has met at the end of the story.
A heartwarming illustrated children's book about Andy, a boy with autism. Like many children with autism, Andy has a fascination with objects in motion. It's Andy's special talent for spinning his frisbee combined with a new classmate's curiosity about his behavior that sets this story in motion. Rosie, the watchful and protective sister, supplies background on Andy and autism, as well as a sibling's perspective.

Mar 18, 2013 B rated it really liked it
A story about a new girl, Sarah, and how she tries to connect with Andy, who just spins his yellow frisbee throughout every recess. While the story progresses, it becomes clear that his behavior is linked to his autism. On a second-third grade reading level with some explanation of autism in the back.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Introduces young readers to how someone who is autistic might behave and think. An additional page at the end of the story provides further information on autism. Recommended, especially for classes into which autistic children have been mainstreamed.
Sarah Ballentine
Sep 21, 2013 Sarah Ballentine rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best picture books I've read. I think it would be a fabulous book to use in an elementary classroom with students with autism. It's a great book to use to help students understand those students that aren't like them.
Mar 09, 2009 Recognizepromise rated it really liked it
Shelves: autism
This is a nice story of an outsider's look into someone that is autistic. It shows patience and interest, and the book includes an afterword to explain what autism is.
Codie Gates
Great book about friendship and Autism. Andy likes to spin his Frisbee on the playground. A girl tries to befriends him and brings her own Frisbee to spin.
Janet Leszl
Apr 05, 2011 Janet Leszl rated it it was ok
An older title at this point. Attempts to promote acceptance of unusual behavior of a child with autism. It is ok.
Michelle Odenbaugh
This book is about a little boy who has Autism.
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