by: Kevin Howard and Jesse Howard (Brothers)
When you pair a Father of an autistic boy with a brother and special education teacher, you get Authors who create a relatable story and lesson in sharing. Sharing does not come easy to all children and can be especially difficult to understand for children of special needs. Not only are social skills and making friends a challenge at times, when you are so fascinated with a toy you don’t want to give it up to another child. That is the story of this book. The great thing for Kookabuk who has an especially hard time sharing is that his friend, Emily is so patient and understanding.
When Emily asks to play with Kookabuk’s shovel he goes into a meltdown, but Mom steps in. Because he saw Mom and Emily having so much fun sharing and playing he slowly realized that sharing can be fun. Kookabuk began to adapt to sharing his favorite toy thanks to some tricks from Mom and such a patient friend like Emily.
This is a great story for educators, parents, counselors and any child who may find it extra difficult to share or who may need a lesson in being an understanding friend. If you love this story and the message it has, then keep an eye out on more titles from the Kooky Books coming very soon. These Kooky Books touch on the challenges as a child with special needs and the importance of adult guidance and facilitators.
Continue to follow the Kookabuk Shares His Shovel blog tour tomorrow at Cassandra M’s Place!
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