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|Girl who thought in pictures : the story of Dr. Temple Grandin|
Author: Mosca, Julia Finley
Describes the life and accomplishments of the animal scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, from her early life and autism diagnosis through her journey to become a livestock expert.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.50
Points: .5 Quiz: 197430
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 07/01/2017 K-Gr 2—Diagnosed at an early age with autism, Temple Grandin (b. 1947) grew up at a time when there was generally little care or regard for those like her. However, Grandin's mother was able to secure the therapies and education her daughter needed to thrive. ("She was Different, Not less,' they all finally agreed.") Grandin would eventually design animal husbandry techniques to more humanely treat livestock in the meat industry. Rhyming verse and appealing cartoon illustrations capture Grandin's spirit while providing an exciting, informative look at her remarkable life. Invaluable back matter contains a letter from Temple, fun facts, a time line accompanied by family photographs, and an insightful biography. Even the bookmaking pays tribute to its subject, with endpapers covered in adorable cartoon cattle. Reminiscent of Meghan McCarthy's quirky nonfiction, this is the first volume in a promising new series introducing readers to remarkable women in the sciences. VERDICT A fine addition to nonfiction biography collections.—Rebecca Gueorguiev, New York Public Library - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 08/01/2017 The life of Temple Grandin, animal behaviorist and autism spokesperson, is covered in this picture book in verse, with a message of perseverance and inspiration. Grandin’s story begins in her childhood, and Mosca describes her autism by its traits before using the actual word, which might make it more accessible for readers. The theme of Grandin thinking in pictures carries through to her passion for science and livestock welfare. Though Grandin’s work is simplified for the audience (her cattle-chute designs are spotlighted, though the text glosses over what exactly the invention was used for), overall she is portrayed as incredibly intelligent, persistent, and unique. While the rhythmic lines don’t always scan, Mosca’s admiration and enthusiasm for her subject shine through. Rieley’s stylized, multimedia illustrations, rendered in geometric shapes and flat panes of bold color, capture how Grandin thinks in pictures, and in some instances demonstrates the scientific process. Fans of Andrea Beaty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013), or anyone who has struggled over feeling different, will appreciate this approachable biography of a inspiring scientist. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.