Friday, 6 March 2015


As you know Im a big fan of reading, well I wouldnt run a book blog if I didnt, but I also think its very important for children to read as well. If you like to read with your children maybe you should check this book out. 

Children's Picture Book
Date Published: February 1, 2015

A Manual For Marco:

Living, Learning, and Laughing With an Autistic Sibling

Why does he act that way?

Pages from the diary of an eight-year old girl who decides to make a list of all the things she likes and dislikes about dealing with her autistic brother, and in doing so realizes that she has created A Manual for Marco.

Shaila Abdullah

Shaila Abdullah is an award-winning author and designer based in Austin, Texas. She has written five books: Saffron Dreams, Beyond the Cayenne Wall, My Friend Suhana, Rani in Search of a Rainbow, and A Manual for Marco. The author has received several awards for her work including the Golden Quill Award and Patras Bukhari Award for English Language. Several academic institutions have adopted her books as course study or recommended reading, including the University of California, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana University, Boston University, California State University, and George Washington University.  Learn more about the author at

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This book is based on a real family having to deal with a an autistic boy. in the book we meet a little girl who has to deal with her autistic brother and the struggles they have to face in everyday life. This books shows you how hard it is for the autistic child as well as his family.  but what the author manages to get into the book is the amount of love they have for him. Iv seen reviews were people say it is a must read for familys with autistic children but  I think its a must read for everyone. I think it might help open peoples eyes and make them see how hard it is for people with disability's,as well as there family. I sat down and read this book with my children, one is a little to young to understand the meaning behind the book but the other one came out with some geat comments and we were able to go into more detail about autism and I think he now has a better understanding of the condition.  A really great book. 


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