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The Resource Kevin thinks ... about outer space, confusing expressions and the perfectly logical world of Asperger syndrome, Gail Watts

Kevin thinks ... about outer space, confusing expressions and the perfectly logical world of Asperger syndrome, Gail Watts

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Kevin thinks ... about outer space, confusing expressions and the perfectly logical world of Asperger syndrome
Title
Kevin thinks ... about outer space, confusing expressions and the perfectly logical world of Asperger syndrome
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Gail Watts
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"'Kevin Thinks' is the story of a boy with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who sees the world a little-- differently! His quirky observations will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS, from his special interest in outer space and his aversion to itchy clothes, to his (mis)understanding of non-literal expressions and his tendency to say exactly what he thinks, regardless of the consequences, whilst the accompanying illustrations reveal what is really happening from a neurotypical point of view, to often hilarious effect."--Jacket
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Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
Review
In this Australian import, Kevin, a grade schooler with Asperger Syndrome takes the world too literally, a problem depicted in brief language and simple illustrations. Kevin, like everyone in this effort, looks a lot like a soup can with arms and legs--not particularly attractive. Each spread presents a statement summarizing his view of the world: "Kevin thinks that shopping centres are too bright, too noisy and boring." On many pages a second sentence offers an often ironic comment that contrasts sharply with the boy's point-of-view: "--but he can always find something to do there." The accompanying illustration shows Kevin obliviously hidden under a rack of clothing watching television while a store worker reassures his panicked mother and a police officer takes a missing-child report. Another page reports that Kevin believes he isn't very good at dancing. It shows the rest of his class partnered up, but Kevin has his finger up his nose, leaving his partner and teacher clearly repulsed. If this effort is aimed at children with Asperger, they may find some depictions offensive. If other children are the intended audience, there's a risk of fostering more bullying and mockery. If shared one on one as a jumping-off point for discussion, some Asperger children may find this effort amusing, but it's a poor choice otherwise. (foreword) (Picture book. 5-7)(Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2012)
Awards note
Children's Book Council of Australia - Notable book, 2013.
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10186112
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BTCTA
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Watts, Gail
Dewey number
618.928982
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For primary school students
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Asperger's syndrome in children
  • Cognition in children
  • Cognition in children
  • Asperger's syndrome in children
  • Picture books for children
  • Autism
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Kevin thinks ... about outer space, confusing expressions and the perfectly logical world of Asperger syndrome, Gail Watts
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Control code
000049249242
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
26 unnumberd pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781849052924
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)755712056
Label
Kevin thinks ... about outer space, confusing expressions and the perfectly logical world of Asperger syndrome, Gail Watts
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Control code
000049249242
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
26 unnumberd pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781849052924
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)755712056

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