Boo's Beard

Tom can t read facial expressions, so he doesn t understand the other children and they don t understand him Playing at the park can be lonely sometimes, but luckily Tom has his dog, Boo, and Boo is easy to understand She wags her tail when she is happy and whines when she is sad.One day, Boo gets her beard all knotted up in the bushes A little girl named Lydia sees BooTom can t read facial expressions, so he doesn t understand the other children and they don t understand him Playing at the park can be lonely sometimes, but luckily Tom has his dog, Boo, and Boo is easy to understand She wags her tail when she is happy and whines when she is sad.One day, Boo gets her beard all knotted up in the bushes A little girl named Lydia sees Boo and stops to talk to Tom Boo s beard has been tangled into a big smile, and Lydia explains to Tom that it s the expression that someone makes when she is happy She twists Boo s beard into expressions, explaining each one as she goes When Lydia invites Tom and Boo to play on the swings with the kids, Tom and Boo join her And at the end of the book, Tom understands the meaning of his own smile.This sweet book familiarizes children with social disabilities, such as autism and Asperger s syndrome Children learn the meaning of facial expressions and are introduced to the possibility that some children may have difficulty interacting with them.
Boo s Beard Tom can t read facial expressions so he doesn t understand the other children and they don t understand him Playing at the park can be lonely sometimes but luckily Tom has his dog Boo and Boo is e

  • Title: Boo's Beard
  • Author: Rose Mannering Bethany Straker G.R. Mannering
  • ISBN: 9781634502078
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Boo's Beard”

    1. This is a gorgeous book of friendship and understanding. Boo brings so much cuteness to the story, but his furry beard also becomes an excellent teaching tool. Straker's soft watercolour pallet pairs beautifully with the gentleness of Mannering's writing. The leafy backdrops and atmospheric skies add extra warmth to the story. Author and illustrator make a great team with their second collaboration.

    2. Boo’s Beard is about a boy named Tom with a social disability (such as autism) who does not understand facial expressions. When his dog Boo gets her beard tangled up so it looks like a big smile, a girl named Lydia explains to Tom that Boo is smiling and it means she is happy.Lydia shows Tom other expressions using Boo’s beard and explains those to him as well and by the end of the book, Tom understands that his smile shows he is happy.I liked this book because it is a good jumping off point [...]

    3. Read for Under the Radar:Tom, a boy with autism, is able to connect with the emotions of his dog, Boo, but has difficulty interpreting other people’s emotions and facial expressions. One day while playing in the park with Boo, Tom meets Lydia, a young girl who demonstrates how understanding Boo’s facial expressions can unlock Tom’s ability to relate to other people’s emotional states.

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