Sunday, November 22, 2009
Chapter book of the Week: the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
I wanted to post reviews of only books that I own at either Yates or Elmer, in case someone read my blog and wanted to read the title that I had reviewed. I don't own this book at either library, however; it is an adult book. But I think it would be a worthwhile read for any teacher because the book is told from an autistic child's point of view. Fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone finds his neighbor's poodle murdered on her front yard and decides to solve the case. His school social worker had encouraged him to write a book, so he writes about his investigation. Seeing our world through his eyes is totally fresh and endearing, and it made me appreciate how difficult and confusing it must be for our autistic students to navigate through their school days.