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It's Raining Cats and Dogs: An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing Wo

rld of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions
Michael Barton is a final year student studying Physics at the University of Surrey, UK. He gives talks to a wide range of audiences about his experiences of being at the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum, emphasising the positive aspects and relating these to the traits that scientists exhibit. Michael is an accomplished musician, playing jazz piano, bass guitar, French horn, drums and percussion (including spoons) with a variety of bands. Michael is also the President of the University Judo club and is a keen rock climber. For more information see He lives in Guildford, UK.
Introduction. 1. Classic idioms. 2. Shortened expressions. 3. Everyday expressions and sayings. 4. Double meanings. 5. Metaphors. 6. Instructions and statements.
This is a brilliant little book! Beautifully produced in hardback, it shows in words and black line drawings the difference between idiomatic sayings and the way the logical mind of a person on the autistic spectrum works. Michael Barton has Asperger Syndrome, and as a child he was taught these differences by using his own simple drawings. His method was so effective that he has now produced this book GÇô and very helpful it will be... The little drawings are so funny GÇô often laugh-out-loud comical GÇô that parents and children will thoroughly enjoy using the book and will find that learning about the use of such phrases is a pleasure.
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