Percy Learns to Fly by Patricia SchetterPercy Learns to Fly by Patricia Schetter

Percy Learns to Fly

byPatricia SchetterIllustratorMary A LivingstonContribution byKandis Lighthall

Paperback | March 1, 2013

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In the 2013 Gelett Burgess Gold Medal Award winning book for motivation and inspiration, the reader will meet Percy, his family, classmates and teacher, all residence of Gull Island. Everyone can see Percy is different. As a penguine growing up on an island of sea gulls he and his parents face many challenges.  His parents deal with concerns from their family, comments from friends and demands from his teacher. He tries hard to fit in with his friends and do well in school despite teasing from his classmates and educational demands that all students meet the same requirements. This heartwarming tale will captivate readers of all ages with moments of disappointment, excitement and joy as Percy Learns to Fly!  Readers will learn that Percy is a “Different Kind of Bird” but being different is not bad, in fact, it can make you even better than others at some things!  The beautiful illustrations help the reader feel Percy’s emotions as he learns about his own differences and strengths. Children will enjoy the story and Percy’s efforts to achieve. Many children and adults may personally relate to some of Percy’s experiences and struggles. Parents and teachers will appreciate the extra resources provided in the back of the book. The Lessons and Resource section provides the readers with next steps if there is a "Percy" in their life. The topics covered include Early Signs, Educate Yourself , Bully Prevention, Accommodations/Modifications/Differentiated Instruction, Student Feelings and Behavioral Responses, Collaboration, Remediation and Celebrate Diversity. The Lessons and Resources set Percy Learns to Fly apart from other childrens book. This is truly a book for all ages.

Patricia Schetter's Special Education professional career began in 1993. As a Behavioral Analyst and Autism Specialist, she provides professional development workshops and program consultations to California school districts through Autism and Behavior Training Associates. She is the Coordinator of Autism Education Initiatives for UC...
Title:Percy Learns to FlyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.07 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:ABTA Publications & ProductsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0984466029

ISBN - 13:9780984466023

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Table of Contents

As a children's storybook there is not a table of contents however the Lesson and Resource section for adults covers the following topics: Early Signs, Educate Yourself , Bully Prevention, Accommodations/Modifications/Differentiated Instruction, Student Feelings and Behavioral Responses, Collaboration, Remediation and Celebrate Diversity.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a lovely, wonderful, beautiful story. Every parent, teacher, childcare and healthcare provider should read this and keep it close to share" Robin L. Hansen, MD Developmental Pediatrician"The story of Percy Learns to Fly conveys valuable ideas, that resourcefulness and persistence can help us to combat fearfulness. It is a simple reminder that acting brave even when you don't feel brave makes a big difference." Laurie A. Vismara, Ph.D, BCBA-D Researcher in autism and a sibling"Personally, I loved the comprehensive suggestions for parents located in the back of the book. Having resources and tips...makes this book a valuable resource. Antoinette O'Neill, Parent Educator"This is a beautifully illustrated book that shares an important message of diverse abilities in a concrete manner that kids will relate to. It shares the importance of creating a culture of respect and acceptance of our differences. This is a heartfelt story, which in a subtle way, celebrates our unique traits and individual talents. I recommend this book for children, parents, and educators." Gina Grecian, Parent"What a beautiful story! Well done. I want to buy a copy for my classroom and my grand-kids."Laurie Gallagher 3rd grade teacher"What a lovely book! It starts off heartfelt and I know students can relate (even adults) and by the end I had goose bumps all over. The information in the back is comprehensive. The coordination of information for parents and educators is very thoughtful and useful." Pam Brady-White 3rd grade teacher