A Story Explaining Idioms For Children With Asperger Syndrome And Other Communication Difficulties.
The One and Only Sam is the heart-warming story of a boy who, like many children, often struggles to understand the 'silly sayings' used by adults. Throughout the story, Sam encounters a range of common idioms. Each idiom is accompanied by an illustration of its literal interpretation and its real meaning, encouraging children to explore what sayings such as 'curiosity killed the cat', 'hold your horses', and 'quiet as a mouse' sound like and what they might really mean. Special emphasis is placed on the 'feeling aspect' of each saying, encouraging children to think about the implied emotions of the words.