The China Doll Paperback – 18 Aug 2009
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About the Author
D.M. Rosner is the mother of two beautiful boys, one of whom has autism. Bothered by the lack of general public understanding about autism, she started building awareness by designing T-shirts and handout cards to educate the adults she encountered, but also wanted to find a way to reach out to the children who misunderstand those with autism. The China Doll, her first children's book, is the result. Her other published works include the humor book Welcome to My World: Adventures in Raising a Child with Autism, and a story in A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism. For more information about Ms. Rosner, please visit www.dmrosner.com. For T-shirts, handout cards, and other autism awareness items designed by Ms. Rosner, please visit www.autismgear.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The China Doll has actually helped me understand his reactions. I still can't predict what he'll do, but thanks to the "For Parents and Educators" section, his actions make a bit more sense to me, and I have a much better idea of how to interact with him.
I'm afraid I'll never really be friends with this boy. I can't sit and chat with him about the school day or a new video game the way I can with his brother. But after reading this book I understand him a little bit better. And thanks to the positive message in this book, I'm a lot more comfortable being around him.
Thanks to the author the additional information provided in the afterward is very detailed and really gives the reader other resources for information.
The story is well-crafted, which tells of a little girl who receives a doll that isn't quite like her others. The color illustrations compliment the narration beautifully.
Not only does Ms. Rosner shed light on the behaviors that typify autistic children, she also provides an informational section in the end that relates advice on how to identify and understand this behavior.
Autism is unfortunately a growing concern in America. I highly recommend "The China Doll" for anyone who deals with autistic children, or would like to know more about autism.