Friday, June 15, 2012

"Side-Yard Superhero" Book Review

"Side-Yard Superhero, Life Lessons from an Unlikely Teacher" by RIck D. Niece, Ph.D. If you haven't heard of this book, you need to go out and pick it up! I currently live in Ohio, so it's really nice to read about kids growing up while mentioning landmarks and areas that I am familiar with as well. While reading this, I took my time and enjoyed each adventure, each lesson learned, and each heart-breaking moment that two young boys encountered. This book truely is life lessons from an un-likely teacher, just as the title states. A young child named Rick Niece is curiously drawn to a young boy, Bernie, with cerebral palsy. This curiousity soon turns into a lifelong friendship, with endless adventures and learning. This book is one to relax and will laugh, you will cry, and you will love growing up with Rickie and Bernie. This book truely is a wonderful tribute to Bernie and the struggles children with cerebral palsy must overcome that many people take advantage of. A great read for everyone of all ages to enjoy.

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