Spaghetti is not a Finger Food, and Other Life Lessons by Jodi Carmichael


Title: Spaghetti is NOT a Finger Food (and Other Life Lessons)

Author: Jodi Carmichael
Illustrator: Sarah Ackerley
Publisher:  Little Pickle Press, LLC
ISBN: 978-0982993880
Format:  eBook
Ages:  7 – 10
Purchase Now: Amazon Paperback  §  Kindle 
Stars:  4

About the Book:
In this humorous chapter book about an eight-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, Connor struggles to make his way through a typical school day. In his attempt to be as cool as everyone else, he leaves a hilarious trail of destruction. But, by the end of the day, and despite many miscommunications and misunderstandings, Connor realizes that he is exactly as cool as he is supposed to be. The book serves both as entertainment, and as an accessible educational tool to help teach students about Asperger’s Syndrome.

See the Book Trailer HERE

Book Review:

This was a clever and funny story that clearly detail’s Connor’s train of thought, seeming quite logical to him but baffling and frustrating to others that he comes in contact with.  Written with a clear understanding of both Connor and his teachers and classmates, it brings the reader to an understanding of that “quirky” kid, and perhaps will open the door for more acceptance.

This is a chapter book, with each set being confined to a specific part of the day, and is easy to follow along.  Each new thought train from Connor is easy to follow with his voice, and it becomes more logical as you start to understand just how his brain is making connections.  Kids will find it funny, simply because Connor is funny, and parents can also use this book for read together time without finding their focus wandering with a story that is too simple.  There are good clues and information here, not just for dealing with a child with Aspergers, but with everyone – where patience and good listening are important and allowing the room to “be themselves” is often more effective than making everyone fit into a box.

I received an eBook copy from the publisher for purpose of honest review in the Children Read week for I am, Indeed.  I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.


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