AUGUST 16, 2017
Disclaimer: I was not paid for this . I did receive a copy for my review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine.
I wanted to do something different. Expand on something we love! Which is reading. We love to read. Every night before bed we read. We’ve done it since Heater was a baby. There’s nothing better than snuggling and reading and laughing. Or in some cases discussing. I love to discuss books with my kids. This mommas heart grows two times biggger when I hear my kids asking questions. Contemplating. Wondering. Seeking answers.
When I stumbled on a website that was offering books to review I jumped right at that! I’ve never done a review before so this is new territory for me. But, I’m going to give it my all.
The Innovation Press sent me The Girl Who Thought In Pictures the story of Dr. Temple Grandin (the world’s quirkiest science hero, according to the book)!
Temple is autistic and this book is a perfect story of her life.
It’s a beautifully illustrated book!! Nice bright colors, cute graphics, clear type that’s easy for kids to read. And it has a lot of cows in it! Cute cows!
When I started to read the story, the very first sentence hit me, “if you’ve ever felt different, if you’ve ever felt low”, it’s a great intro because I’m pretty sure a lot of us have felt that way. Whatever our journey. Whatever our case may be.
This book of Temple goes on to share her story. Her life. The misunderstandings people had of her and her quirks. How her brain saw pictures. How she thought… differently and the way people didn’t understand her.
I had heard of Temple but I was unaware of all the amazing things she’s done! I’m not going to tell you them because I truly think you should check the book out and learn them yourself.
I’d like to think that after reading this book you’ll walk away feeling confident in your world. That if you think in pictures or numbers or however it may be, that you will know “being DIFFERENT might just be what makes you so NEAT!”
I cannot wait to read this to my kids. Even though we don’t have an autism diagnosis, my Heater has sensory issues and sometimes is misunderstood and I want him to know he’s still very, very special and capable of absolutely anything! Thank you Dr. Temple Grandin!