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Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair

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Taylor and Tyler are twin brothers and best friends. But the twins are different in one significant way: Taylor has cerebral palsy, while Tyler does not. Taylor explains to readers why wheelchairs allow many people to be more independent. This triumphant story offers a valuable look at both adjusting to a wheelchair and facing physical limitations with boundless energy and ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Peachtree Publishers
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Ana Tejada
Rolling along shares Taylor's way of moving around in a wheelchair. This story show how he can be independent and play with other children. This book will teach children to never give up and see the bright side of everything in life.
Michaela Puglisi
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Taylor, who is living with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The reader is given a look into Taylor's life throughout the book. It shows a therapy session, especially what works for him and what doesn't. Taylor was frustrated with his lack of ability to control his muscle functions- an unfortunate side effect of the disease. The book does turn around when Taylor receives his own wheelchair; the joy that he feels radiates off of the pages. Not only does the book describe Ta ...more
Kayley Pate
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this nonfiction book because it was so real not only because it is a true story but also because Its a story of twin brothers. This book has so many subject and attributes that are not in your everyday book such as African American, twins, and disabilities. These are all things you don't see in books individually let alone all together in one book. True stories are so important to society because although nonfiction books do have a subject and problem solving I feel like you can't get th ...more
Lucy Orr
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Rolling Along is a story about a boy that is struggling with Cerebral Palsy. He has a twin brother named Tyler that doesn't have the condition, and it causes him to get down on himself when he isn't able to do the same things as everyone else. This story takes a positive turning point when Taylor receives his own wheelchair and is able to be mobile by himself like everyone else. I loved this book and thought it was a book that should be on every teachers shelf. I think this story could definitel ...more
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed this book because of the emotion the author expressed. When this book is presented to an older group they'll be able to imagine what it would be like to have some of their everyday frustrations to Taylors extent. This book presents Taylor in his school environment which is very important because it'll show the children that peoples disabilities don't define them. It would be difficult for young children to understand Taylors disability but introducing this book to them can help to skim ...more
Mary Pease
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Rolling Along: the story of Taylor and his wheelchair" is about a boy who has cerebral palsy. Taylor has a twin brother named Tyler. Taylor works very hard physically. In order to go from place to place, he has to use devices such as a wheelchair. This story is uplifting and Taylor's determination to succeed is shown throughout.
This book is a nonfiction and is suitable for grades 1-4. This book is one of many in a series by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This book is a great compan
Genre: Biography/informational text

This text is a biography that serves the purpose of an informational text that explains some of what it's like to have, or knows someone who has cerebral palsy. I included it in a set of books about children who have disabilities because I wanted to bring an understanding of a variety of ways disabilities affect the lives of those who have them while presenting characters in a realatebale, humanizing way. Children may not see people who move about with aids suc
Thomas S.
Sep 13, 2016 rated it liked it
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Summary: Taylor looks like and is interested in the same things as his twin brother Tyler. But in one way, Taylor is not like his brother. He has cerebral palsy, which is a condition that makes it hard for him to control the muscles in his legs. For a long time, Taylor has visited a physical therapist but still he has not been able to walk without braces. One day at the therapist, Taylor gets a wheelchair and that makes him very happy becau
Cassidy Reed
Taylor and Tyler are twin brothers, very much alike except for one thing. Taylor has cerebral palsy. At home and in therapy, Taylor does his very best to strengthen his legs and to use a walker, but once he gets a new wheelchair for help, he realizes that he can do so much more than before. Taylor is very excited about the things he can do in his wheelchair, like playing basketball with his brother and popping wheelies. Taylor also explains the important changes his school has made for people in ...more
Dianne J.
Jul 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Age of readership: Ages 4-8

Genre: Picture Book

Diversity: Differently-abled people

Illustrations: Mixed media, photos and pastel drawings

My response to the book: In this story a young boy named Taylor explains that he has cerebral palsy and his life is different than that if his twin brother, Tyler. Despite the differences Taylor lets the reader know that he can participate in many of the same activities that other children his age does with the help of physical therapy and his wheel chair.

Nicole Bell
Taylor has cerebral palsy, his brother and best friend, Tyler does not. Taylor explains that his walker is used for short distances and that his wheelchair helps him to not become so tried. Therapy visits and stretches are also described. I’d like the children in my class to literally live in the shoes of someone else for a school day. I think it will give them an insight that most will never have.
Kynshasa Mcdaniel
This book would be great to introduce children to handicap accessibility. It can also be an opportunity to talk to children about others with disabilities and ways they can help others. The children can go around the school to see how handicap friendly their school is and come up with solutions to any problems that they may come across.
Jan 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to help children understand the challenges of being in a wheelchair as well as the freedom it offers someone who needs it to move around. I enjoy and recommend all the books in the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Learning Book series.
Kemar Simpson
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair is a great book for teaching children about people who have to use a wheelchair. The book conveys Taylor's story very well. The book gives a realistic view of the struggles of cerebral palsy and how the wheelchair helps. Great book.
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