The Amazing Erik

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I absolutely loved the book The Amazing Erik. My mom and I have read it over and over again. I read it to my three-yr-old friend and she also immediately loved it. I mostly liked the book because of the way I could relate to Erik. He got really upset when his sleeve got wet, and that really bothers me, too. The way it describes his feelings was just the way I feel sometimes. It was also great that his teacher empathized with how he felt instead of telling him how to feel. She even offers to get him a dry shirt because it’s a big deal to him. Then, a classmate asks Erik to play and she’s really nice to him. That’s when you, as the reader, are surprised to find out that Erik is actually in a wheel chair. Earlier in the book, you couldn’t see below his waist. There’s also a pretend magic theme running through the book. I think that most young kids would enjoy this book, but especially kids with intense feelings.

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Author Mike Huber, Joseph Cowman, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Redleaf Lane
Publish Date 10-Jun-2014
ISBN 9781605542096
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Issue September 2014
Category Children's


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