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A heart warming story!,
This review is from: A Friend Like Henry (Paperback)
A Friend Like Henry
This is the true story of the Gardner family, whose son Dale was born with severe autism. Dale's behaviour ranges from sullen silence to kicking and screaming tantrums - he cannot interact with others, he cannot show love towards his parents.
Follow the family's frustrations - from the lack of understanding of outside observers to dealing with medical and other authorities.
A visit to friends with dogs has Dale communicating with the dogs in a way that he cannot with people. A golden retriever puppy, Henry, joins the family. Henry's devotion allows Dale to communicate and open up, first to Henry, then to his family.
It is very moving to follow the progress made by Dale, and you could feel the joy of his parents as Dale starts to express his emotions and feelings.
Read the book first, but you must also watch 'After Thomas' which portrays this story beautifully
Excellent, highly recommended - a box of tissues needed!