Dannie reveals in her own words how challenging she finds going shopping for a new toy, from preparing to leave, through to waiting her turn and finally the dilemma of choices, which the reader will decide.
Can Dannie make the right decisions with your help?
‘Dannie’s Dilemmas’ is a series of books designed to show the difficulties that children with Asperger’s Syndrome face on a daily basis.
The books are an interactive way for readers to get involved with Dannie’s Dilemmas. The reader has the ability to choose the way the stories end. This makes them unique in their own way.
Dannie is an eleven year old Asperger’s child, she is smart, friendly and very helpful, but due to the Aspergers she finds it difficult to assess situations, work out what people think and really mean, make daily choices and understand emotions and sayings.
Like most Asperger’s children Dannie does find herself in trouble quite a few times for taking people literally, especially with idioms, ‘Dannie’s Dilemmas’ tries to explain as many idioms as possible.
Seeing life through Dannie’s eyes shows us all how emotionally difficult it is for Aspergers children to understand the world that we take for granted every day.
In ‘The Shopping Trip’ Dannie has some pocket money to spend and Dannie’s mother has promised to take her shopping for a new toy.
Dannie has problems organising herself to get ready to go out and constantly gets distracted and sidetracked.
Dannie’s mother explains to Dannie that they have to go to a few shops before Dannie’s shop. During this time Dannie gets impatient and bored, all Dannie wants to do is go to her shop.
While in a sweet shop Dannie finds it difficult to understand the shop assistant and takes what the shop assistant says literally and finds herself in trouble.
Dannie eventually makes it to the toy shop, she is overwhelmed by the amount of toys to choose from and thus Dannie’s Dilema begins, should she ask for her mothers help or should she choose for herself? The reader will choose her decision.