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Why Johnny Doesn't Flap

Why Johnny Doesn't Flap

NT Is OK!

Book - 2016
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"My friend Johnny is different from me. We have fun together, but sometimes he acts pretty strangely. He is never exactly on time, he can't seem to stick to a routine, he stares right into your eyes, and he often says puzzling things. Johnny is neurotypical. I like Johnny and I think being NT is OK.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781849057219
1849057214
Call Number: jE Parenting MORTON 2015
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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My friend Johnny is different from me. We have fun together, but sometimes he acts pretty strangely. He is never exactly on time, he can't seem to stick to a routine, he stares right into your eyes, and he often says puzzling things. Johnny is neurotypical. I like Johnny and I think being NT is OK.

(Gr K-3) A story about two friends told from the perspective of a child with autism. His friend Johnny doesn't always stick to schedules, or make eye contact, but it's okay!

Told from the point of view of a boy with autism, he talks about his friend whose neurotypical behavior seems strange to him.


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JCLLaurelA Apr 23, 2021

Absolutely a five star children's book! Special Education is very close to my heart, and I love that this book flips the "normal" point of view. What a fantastic way to show the differences between human brains! My favorite page was the page about time. "Johnny says he'll come over at 4:00, but sometimes he shows up at 3:58, or 4:03. I gave him a watch for his birthday, but it didn't help. Maybe he'll never be punctual, but that's okay." Just a brilliantly written book, and I love it.

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atchfive
Feb 12, 2019

Excellent showcase of how perspective is in the eye of the beholder. As Temple Grandin brought forward - different but not less. Children and adults alike can find something to think about after reading this book

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kygrey
May 16, 2018

An absolutely wonderful novel from the perspective of an autist who wants to explain the differences between himself and his neurotypical friend. A way for children and adults alike to appreciate how people's brains work differently by nature, and that's okay! One is not better or worse than any other. Great message and fun story.

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joywolf83
Oct 25, 2016

Flap=fap??!

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Feb 12, 2019

atchfive thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

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