A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World Paperback – 1 Sep 2008
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'I sat down for a few minutes to skim through A Friend Like Henry...Hours later, I was still there, with tears running down my cheeks - for the appalling difficulties faced in dealing with the condition and with officialdom, but most of all for the extraordinary devotion and empathy between the boy and his dog. Just buy it, please.' (Sarah Stacey, Mail on Sunday)
'Truly affecting ... terribly touching' (David Sexton, Evening Standard)
'More than just a heartwarming tale about a healing relationship between boy and dog. It is also a mother's painful search for love from a child' (Herald) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
From the publishers of the bestselling Born on a Blue Day and Marley and Me : the moving and inspiring story of how a devoted family dog helped free a little boy from the prison of his autism.
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It should be on the national curriculum.
I cried from anguish and joy in turns as I read the harrowing and hopeful journey of the Gardner family as they fought to have Dale's autism recognised and through Dale's breakthrough's due to his family's incredible efforts and Henry the dog's magnificent presence in his life. This should be compulsory reading - it's wonderful!!
but what was the comforting thing is the knowledge that someone else went through the same as me yes i could relate to most of the things in the book and the same feelings of dispair and the wish that my child could be "normal" this is a book that all parents should read as i think that the more understanding there is of the condition can only be for the good and help to dispel fears in relation to MMR and other factors
Having worked with autism myself, I could identify with the trials and tribulations.
The book made me laugh and made me cry with its highs and lows.
Despite all the trauma, this is a heartwarming story with a very positive outcome; I really enjoyed it.
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This book made me laugh and cry ! It made me angry and proud! It was an emotional rollacoster to read! Read more
Great book, well worth a read. It'll will make you laugh and cry. A truthful insight into the struggles a parent can face battling autism but also the rewarding elements that only... Read morePublished 14 months ago by lauren geddes
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