What Color is Monday?
written by Carrie Cariello
published by Riddle Brook Publishing
Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the publicist to review Ms. Cariello’s book. However, this was not a book that I was interested in reading at this time. So . . . I asked my sister-in-law, who is a behavior analyst, if she would be interested in reading What Color is Monday? and she said she would. (She received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
With that being said, I am pleased to introduce Every Free Chance Book Reviews’s new contributing reviewer, MELISSA!!!!! As I said, Melissa is my sister-in-law, lover of books, and a stay-at-home mom as well. I’m so excited that she will be doing some reviews for the blog in the future. So, without further ado, please welcome Melissa and her review!
Did Melissa enjoy this book: I did! I laughed out loud once or twice (and teared up a few times, too). Cariello tells her story with confidence and class.
Would Melissa recommend it: Sure. Even if you’re not interested in learning about autism, this is a great little book about a mother’s love for her family. It’s a quick read, but a good one.
Will Melissa read it again: Probably not. I rarely read books more than once, and I even stopped reading Ghandi’s biography halfway through because I wasn’t really enjoying it. There are so many books in the universe I’ll never get to read due to sheer time constraints, so books that get a second read out of me really have to make my socks roll up and down.
About the book – from Goodreads: One day last fall Jack asked me, “What color do you see for Monday?” as I heaved a chicken into the oven. “What?” I said distractedly, turning from the oven to slice some potatoes at the counter. It was late afternoon, and I was preparing dinner while also managing the demands of homework and tired toddlers. “Do you see days as colors?”
Raising five children would be challenge enough for most parents, but when one of them has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the adventures become even more fascinating. In this moving–and often funny–memoir, author Carrie Cariello invites us to take a peek into exactly what it takes to get through each day with four boys and one girl, and shows us the beauty and wonder of a child who views the world through a different lens.
About the author: Carrie Cariello lives in Southern New Hampshire with her husband, Joe, and their five children. She is a regular contributor to Autism Spectrum News and has been published in several local parenting magazines. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from Rockefeller College and an MBA from Canisius College in New York. She also blogs regularly about Jack and the Cariello clan at www.carriecariello.com.