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My brother Sammy ISBN: 9780747539964
Armitage, David and Edwards, Becky
Published by Bloomsbury, 1999
Mum keeps saying that Sammy is special, but older brother would much prefer an ordinary brother who could play the sort of way he likes to play. Sammy is autistic and likes to be on his own, staring at the sky, or letting the sand drift through his fingers. When Sammy knocks over older brothers carefully made tower, anger breaks out until older brother sees that Sammy thinks he is the special one. After that older brother learns patience and to enjoy some of the things Sammy likes to do. The illustrations are quite outstanding - soft colour wash and very beautiful.
Age: 5+