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Let's talk! A story of Autism and Friendship

4.80  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Harper, a seven-year-old little girl that is typically developing, loves going to the pool. One day when she gets to the pool, she meets a new friend, a little girl who is also seven years old . She has no idea that this friend is any different than her. All Harper knows is she has a new friend that wants to play in her tube with her. They both love to swim at the pool and ...more
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published July 2nd 2020 by Let's Talk!
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Ankit Saxena
Nice book with good learning given through it to readers. Best Part is, it can also be included in the list of School Curriculum for students till class 5th at-least. This will give them good knowledge on the subject and better learning for how to treat with people with Autism. Such short-reads or picture-books should come forward to provide children and even adults the learning on the different subjects and how to behave with affected person. Keep Going Lisa. Very Good effort.
Linda Generally
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Let’s Talk “written by Lisa is a very informative story about a girl (Autism) and her friendship. It is filled with kids’ innocence, their love for different activities and friendship. Am really thankful to the writer for bringing out the issue of Autism through her book.
Shelle Perry
An autism diagnosis for your child is devastating. In the beginning, you can’t help but see all the things your child isn’t able to do and you can’t help but wonder if there will be any normal kids things they will be able to learn to do. Children at one end of the spectrum are perceived as incapable because communication is a factor. On the other end, children are perceived as not being disabled at all, because they seem too normal. This book and the series to come, I think, will helpful for an ...more
Gina R Mitchell
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Jacovsky gives us a delightful and educational story about seven-year-old Harper and her new best friend, Emma.

Emma has difficulties communicating due to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through the use of special techniques taught by Emma’s mother and perseverance, Harper and Emma learn to communicate with each other and become the best of friends over the summer. When school starts in the fall, Harper teaches others how to speak with Emma.

This book shows how being different is not an obstacle to
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Lindsay
Let's Talk is about a story of a girl that meets a new girl that has Autism. So this book is about Autism and friendship. It is a sweet story; I enjoyed it. Though I have Autism Spectrum Disorder, it is a disability. Many people have it, and each person is on a different spectrum. Some are on the high end, some are somewhere in the middle, and some are on the lower side.

We may look standoffish or even act strangely or act differently than usual. I have Autism and am on the high end of the spectr
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Tony Parsons
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Harper (7, A/A girl) enjoys going to the pool to swim.
1-day Harper saw a girl by herself.
She introduced herself but Emma (7, Caucasian girl) didn’t say much.
Harper got Emma to play & have fun in the pool.
It was time to go home, & Emma hadn’t given back Harper’s tube.
Ms. Therese (mother) persuaded Emma to give it back to mother/Harper.
When we got home my mother explained to me Emma is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum D/O.
How did Ms. Therese teach Harper how to communicate with Emma?

Ms. Therese
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Book Reviewer
Mar 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Let's Talk! A Story of Autism and Friendship, by Lisa Jacovsky is a fun and educational children's story about a little girl named Harper. While at the pool one day, she meets a girl named Emma. She tries to talk and play with her, but she notices something's off. Emma doesn't speak, and she just stands there, flapping her arms. Harper offers to play in the pool with Emma and once she does, she learns that Emma has autism! Even after knowing why Emma behaved the way she did, she didn't mind and ...more
Morgan Carew
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely recommend.

I have worked with kids’ who were abused but never autistic kids, so this book was educational for me. I wouldn’t know autism from a child who might be extremely shy. This is an easy twelve-page children’s book to read.

Seven-year-old Harper meets Emma at the swimming pool. Harper notices Emma doesn’t speak. Instead of feeling discouraged Harper looks for a way to communicate with Emma. She talks to her mommy who encourages her to learn how to communicate with Emma and suppor
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Deepika Kumari
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recently I read a Children's Book 'Let's talk: A Story of Autism and Friendship'. The story is based on autistic child. It will make the readers aware about what autism is and how to communicate with an autistic child.

Harper and Emma met each other one summer at pool. Harper noticed the silly behavior of Emma whenever she asks her something. When she found that Emma has autism, Harper tried to be a good friend to her and she put effort in learning about autism and the ways she can communicate w
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Michael Leighton
Wonderful message for all!

Easy read, with a heart warming story of friendship and innocence. It reminded me how much we can learn from our own children when it comes to accepting others, no matter our differences.

With that said, I’ve known many children with Autism and nonverbal can be difficult. With a little patience and understanding, you can move mountains. This well crafted and illustrated children’s book proves just that.

Looking forward to more stories of Harper and Emma!
ReensReads
Mar 20, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Important story for all to read.

This is a very lovely and heartwarming story about becoming friends with someone who has autism. It is an important story that children should read to learn about kindness, understanding, tolerance and empathy. I did think it was a bit too long and would be difficult to finish reading in one sitting for young kids. It's hard to keep them engaged all the way through.
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Children's Bookshelf
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A story about friendship and acceptance. A young girl meets a new friend at the pool and discovers that she autistic. After asking her mother about it and learning more about how to communicate effectively the two become great friends. They spend the summer playing at the pool and when school time comes she teaches the other children how to communicate effectively with her new friend. You don’t see many books out there quite like this, it’s an excellent story with a lot of educational value.
Reads A-Lot
Apr 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
A story about a girl named Harper and her autistic friend, Emma. It’s a great way for kids to learn about the disorder and how to cope. A great story with wonderfully vibrant illustrations!
Jeff JAcovsky
Difficult topic

This is a great way to get a discussion started on a extremely difficult subject. The author does a good job on something most people find difficult to talk about.
Sherry Vaughan
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartwarming

A heartwarming story that shows being friends with an autistic person is not as difficult as some people think. The illustrations compliment the story. As a grandmother of a child on the spectrum, I am glad this book was written. Let's hope the author follows these two friends as they grow and change.
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Joy
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good start for a conversation

As a parent with an autistic daughter, I think this is a good start to discuss what autism is and how children can best play/communicate with autistic children.
Ankita
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
𝑻𝒊𝒕𝒍𝒆: Let's Talk! A Story of Autism and Friendship
𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓: Lisa Jacovsky

𝑴𝒚 𝑹𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘:
Let's talk: A Story of Autism and Friendship is a Children's book written by the author Lisa Jacovsky and illustrated by Blueberry Illustrations. This is a story of two seven years old girl Harper and Emma. Harper met Emma at the pool. When she was trying to talk to Emma, Emma only made noises instead of saying words. On reaching home, Harper learnt from her mom that Emma has autism. It is a disorder that a person
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