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Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite
A wonderful story based on a real-life experience. The driver—the mother—is very sensitive to the needs of her son who is on the Autism Spectrum. She understands that any change in routine can be difficult and demonstrates how asking nicely for a change can result in success for all. The children’s book Alex and the Drummer can be an eye-opener for family members, teachers, and educators dealing with unique children. Author Laura Hales writes about a difficult subject with a sensitive and comforting pen. Illustrator Myrah Shariff uses bold colors in the artwork. Libraries, schools, and families may find the book helpful and it reminds us that simple requests and changes can alter another person’s day. Perhaps, it will make the Construction Worker think before he deflates something.
Alex and the Drummer showcases a young person on the Autism Spectrum who finds a change in routine can be troublesome. He enjoys going past an inflated drummer on his way to school, but when the drummer gets unplugged, Mom reacts quickly. A few kind words can instigate a change in scenery and attitude. Author Laura Hales demonstrates how moms and educators can observe children, understand their concerns, and advocate for change quietly but effectively. Bold, full-color, and eye-catching illustrations by artist Myrah Shariff fill the pages and assist in telling the story. Teachers may find this book a good reminder in dealing with unique children. Schools and public libraries may find this book beneficial to demonstrate how to get things corrected or changed.