Thursday, April 15, 2010

The one where I am given a book: My Brother Charlie

I am completely remiss, and a terrible friend. I wanted to tell you all about the book my friend Chris gave me when she attended a children's literacy event. She brought me the new book by Holly Robinson Peete and her daughter, Ryan. My Brother Charlie is about Charlie, a boy with autism, and the family who loves him. Callie and Charlie are twins, but only Charlie has autism. The book is told in the voice of Callie, who loves her brother, but admits life with him can be hard sometimes. It is sweet and heartfelt, and I have to tell you, when I read it to my daughter, I get a lump in my throat. The pictures really set the tone of the book, straightforward and bright. Charlie can ruin playdates, but he loves the dog and gives great hugs. Throughout the book it is obvious how much Charlie is loved by his family.

Thank you so much, Chris, for thinking of us!

T, who has the best imaginary unicorn internet friends

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Spot said...

It sounds like a wonderful book! I will have to get it for my nieces and one for our house. Just because. Thanks for sharing.


Tony Letts said...

really nice sounding book!

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