The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin, is an enthralling story on the amazing life of Dr. Temple Grandin.
As a child, Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science. Yet the determined visual thinker did just that. Her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for farms around the world.
This book, written by Julia Mosca and illustrated by Daniel Rieley, highlights the incredible story of this amazing young woman who grew up to overcome all the odds faced against her.
Whilst the book provides a simplified version of Dr. Grandin’s life, it provides an age-appropriate introduction to Autism for children to understand. It introduces concepts and themes about visualization (seeing in pictures), difficulties with communication and social skills, acceptance of support, facing adversity, accepting one’s weaknesses and strengths, problem-solving and learning from mistakes. All children will be able to relate to these themes.
We learn how Dr. Grandin’s perseverance and determination helped her to “march right through that door”, leaving readers with a powerful message to embrace their unique characteristics and to stand tall when facing challenges or new experiences.
At the end of the book, there is a letter by Dr. Grandin to the reader, some fun facts and a timeline of her life. These supplements help the adult reader to understand more about this incredible woman, providing more of the “back story” for those who may be reading about Dr. Grandin for the first time.
If you’ve ever felt different, if you’ve ever been low, if you don’t quite fit in, there’s a name you should know… Meet Dr. Temple Grandin–one of the world’s quirkiest science heroes! The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin is the first book in a brand new educational series about the inspirational lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you’ll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Temple herself!
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