I recommend the Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book written by Jane Whelen Banks titled Liam Says “Sorry”: Repairing an Encounter Gone Sour. This 32 page Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book has “Lovable” Liam learning how to deal with frustration and making amends for his mistake with his brother Jamie. Liam is the name of one of the author’s kids, and he is socially- and verbally-skills challenged, according to the jacket of this Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book. For a more detailed description of Asperger’s Syndrome, go to the website called OASIS.
Plot for the Asperger’s Syndrome Children’s Book Liam Says “Sorry”
Liam and his big brother Jamie like doing a lot of things together, but one day when they are wrestling, Liam is losing, so he reacts by socking Jamie in the nose. This ends the goodwill between brothers for a spell, but Liam learns a big lesson by uttering those two magic words: “I’m sorry.” He also learns that if one is frustrated by circumstances (such as when losing), there are better ways to show it than by hurting someone. People with Asperger’s Syndrome often will lash out more when frustrated because the intensity of feeling frustrated is really strong. I should know because I have Asperger’s Syndrome myself, and dealing with frustration is a challenging process. You can read more about my challenges with Asperger’s Syndrome here.
It’s true that brothers and others in close relationships will fight. But what makes this Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book special is that through the use of those cutely-illustrated stick figures and soothing admonitions via the author’s writing style of the book that children can relate to, especially those with Asperger’s Syndrome, kids can learn that while they aren’t expected to be perfect little angels all the time, they need to learn to deal with conflict in positive ways. If they mess up, saying “I’m sorry” really helps make things better. How many adults have trouble saying those words?
How to Get This Asperger’s Syndrome Children’s Book Liam Says “Sorry”
You can purchase this children’s book at such online sites like Amazon.com or you can go to the website of the book’s publisher, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, via this link. The ISBN number of the book is 978-1-84310-903-7. The suggested retail price for this Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book is $12.95.
Banks has written other “Lovable” Liam-related books including Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty and Lovable Liam: Affirmations for a Perfectly Imperfect Child.
Contact Jessica Kingsley Publishers: 400 Market St., Ste. 400, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Telephone: 215-922-1161 or 866-416-1078.
Sources for this Asperger’s Syndrome children’s book review of Liam Says “Sorry”:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers website: www.jkp.com
Barbara L. Kirby, What Is Asperger Syndrome? : http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/aswhatisit.html, Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support