I recommend the Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book titled Lovable Liam: Affirmations for a Perfectly Imperfect Child because it’s important for parents of special needs children and these children themselves to be positively affirmed about the everyday challenges they face together. This 32 page Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book was written by Jane Whelen Banks and is cutely illustrated. Liam is the name of one of the author’s kids, and he is socially- and verbally-skills challenged, according to the jacket of this Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book. Those traits are characteristic of Asperger’s Syndrome, according to Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support.
Banks has written other Liam-related books including Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty and Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet.
Synopsis of The Asperger’s Syndrome Children’s Book About Lovable Liam
One of the things that readers will notice right off the bat is that the illustrations for the Lovable Liam characters are basically glorified stick people (with stick arms and legs) who have some color within them and around them, but because they look so cute, it helps underscore the story in a more down to earth fashion!
In this particular Liam story, we are told by the author at the beginning that children who need special attention and training (such as Asperger’s Syndrome kids) need to be given special affirmations for the good things they do to help build up their self esteem. Liam is praised and deemed lovable for the many good things he’s learned to do such as sharing with his friends, asking politely to borrow something, and he even knows how to make a baby stop crying by making funny faces. But even when he is a pain in the backside, it’s affirmed in this children’s book that Liam is lovable. One of the best insights the readers of this Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book gets is at the end; that is, about how being angry with one’s child, special needs or not, is only temporary, while the virtue of love endures!
This is the kind of book that I can easily picture any parent reading to their children, especially after that child has acted up and there’s been a cooling off period. This children’s book helps put things in perspective, and is written in more generic terms regarding Liam; that is, the story doesn’t use the term Asperger’s Syndrome even though this book is especially geared for those special needs children, nor does it harp on all the things that are not right with Liam either.
More About This Asperger’s Syndrome Children’s Book About Lovable Liam
You can purchase this children’s book at such online sites like Amazon.com or you can go to the website of the Liam books publisher, Jessica Kingsley Publishers at this link.
The suggested retail price for this Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book is $12.95. The book’s ISBN number is 978-1-84310-899-3.
Contact Jessica Kingsley Publishers: 400 Market St., Ste. 400, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Telephone: 215-922-1161 or 866-416-1078.
Sources for this Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book review about Lovable Liam:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers website: www.jkp.com
Barbara L. Kirby, What Is Asperger Syndrome? : http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/aswhatisit.html, Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support