French Fries in the Park


Children - Picture Book
28 Pages
Reviewed on 12/31/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Brianna and Mrs. Moomoo were going to the park and Brianna's father was taking them. Brianna loved parks and all the rides there. She loved the swings more than the slides and Brianna could already see the big red swing set. As soon as her father unbuckled her seat, Brianna took Mrs. Moomoo and ran till she reached the swings. There was a boy there who was looking at the ground and waving his hands in the air. The boy's father told her that Tommy had autism and hand waving is called stimming. Their dog Shadow was also with them in the park.

French Fries in the Park by J.M. Sheridan is a beautiful story that introduces young readers to autism. In this story, readers are introduced to Tommy who has autism and they get to know certain characteristics of autism. The author explains it in a simple and easy way, making readers understand what it is to be autistic and the characteristics of an autistic person. It is adorable to see Brianna and Tommy becoming friends in the park and playing together, though Tommy does not look her in the eye. The illustrations are as charming as the story and bring the characters and the story alive for young readers. This book is a good way to introduce children to autism, especially if there are autistic children at home. Explaining to them with the help of a story and characters like Brianna, Tommy, Shadow, and Mrs. Moomoo will make it easy for them to understand the concept quickly.