Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Let's Talk! A Story of Autism and Friendship by Lisa Jacovsky

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Let's Talk! A Story of Autism and Friendship by Lisa Jacovsky. This blurb blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Let's Talk! A Story of Autism and Friendship
Author: Lisa Jacovsky
Illustrator: Blueberry Illustrations
Publication Date: July 2nd 2020
Print Length: 30 pages
Genre: Children's Fiction, Picture Book
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Harper, a seven-year-old little girl that is typically developing, loves going to the pool. One day when she gets to the pool, she meets a new friend, a little girl who is also seven years old . She has no idea that this friend is any different than her. All Harper knows is she has a new friend that wants to play in her tube with her. They both love to swim at the pool and want to play together however, Emma has little communication skills. Emma can make sounds and not words and flaps her hands when she is excited.
 
When Harper realizes she cannot communicate with her new friend, she becomes determined to find a way to. In talking to her mom, Harper is told that Emma has Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
 
Determined to not let this stand in the way of her new friendship she becomes determined to learn how to communicate with Emma. She begins to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder and asks Emma's mom to show her the different ways she can communicate with her new friend. 
 
Harper becomes excited to begin to use her new tools to communicate with Emma. The two become inseparable from that day on. Harper introduces Emma to all her friends and teaches them how to communicate with her. Harper and Emma become the center of their circle of friends and begin to have many more adventures together.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lisa Jacovsky currently is a Doctoral Level student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is excited for the possibilities having her Doctoral degree will bring her. She has been in the field of ABA since 2014 where she began her career working with adults in residential group homes. She moved onto working with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2018 and is currently working in Early Intervention. It is her experience with children that inspired her to finally fulfill her dream of writing a book. Lisa began writing short stories when she was seven years old. Writing is a passion for her and one of the many things she enjoys. Lisa lives in New Jersey where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working on the next stories of the Rascal Cat brothers silly shenanigans.

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GIVEAWAY:
Lisa Jacovsky will be awarding signed copies of both of her children's books and four kinds of stickers (two of each book) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blurb blitz each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

17 comments:

  1. This looks like a book that is fun and informative.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. This sounds like a delightful story.

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  3. This sounds like a cute book. I love the cover.

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  4. This sounds like a very good book.

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  5. How long was the writing process?

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