Slug Days by Sara LeachSlug Days by Sara Leach

Slug Days

bySara LeachIllustratorRebecca Bender

Hardcover | October 27, 2017

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On slug days Lauren feels slow and slimy. She feels like everyone yells at her, and that she has no friends. Today there is a different bus driver; Dan and Sachi are sitting in Lauren's seat on the bus; and Lauren's teacher interrupts her reading time. It is definitely a slug day. But not every day is like this. On butterfly days Lauren makes her classmates laugh, or goes to get ice cream, or works on a special project with Mom. Lauren has Autism Spectrum Disorder (an umbrella term that has included Asperger Syndrome since 2013), and she sees the world differently from many people. Sometimes this can be frustrating and makes Lauren want to flip her lid, especially at school where she learns differently from her classmates. But with support and stubbornness and a flair that's all her own, Lauren masters tricks to stay calm, to understand others' feelings, and to let her personality shine. She even manages to find common ground with her sticky, slobbery baby sister. Best of all, it is being different that gives Lauren insight into the insecurities of the new student, Irma.Award-winning author Sara Leach writes Lauren's endearing story with empathy and humor, and sends her flying off like a butterfly into a new chapter of life with a new friend.
Sara Leach hails from Whistler, BC, where she loves to ski, hike and bike. Her middle grade novel Count Me In won the Red Cedar Book Award for 2012/13. In addition to being a children's author, she is also an elementary school teacher-librarian. She has had the privilege of teaching several amazing students with Asperger Syndrome (now...
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Title:Slug DaysFormat:HardcoverDimensions:120 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:October 27, 2017Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1772780227

ISBN - 13:9781772780222

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As we see Lauren encounter different situations in her life, in the classroom, at home, and elsewhere, we learn the different types of challenges that she must deal with. This book works well to explain some of the typical challenges for children on the spectrum, and shows some of the different techniques that can help....The illustrations are charming simple black and white drawing, but give a sense of the situations Lauren finds herself in. A great choice. - Canadian Bookworm - 20171004