Reading Level: K-3; Interest Level: 2.3
5 out of 5 stars!!!
Have you ever had those "slug days" when things just seem to never go your way? What about "butterfly days" when all is great? Everyone has these days, but when you have ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, these days are harder to handle. For Lauren, because of her disorder she seems to have more slug days than butterfly days. Things that may not be a big deal to some kids are a huge deal to Lauren, and she doesn't always know how to handle it correctly. What happens when a new girl moves to Lauren's school? Will Lauren be able to handle this new change? Will she happen to have an extra-special butterfly day and actually get the thing she wants most in this world?
Sara Leach does a fantastic job of letting us into the mind of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is a must read for anyone that works in a school system. This books should teach us patience and understanding. The illustrations are incredible also. They really depict the emotions that Lauren go through throughout her day. Thanks to Sara Leach for writing this amazing book and thanks to Rebecca Bender for the illustrations.
I am a K-6 librarian who is also a book and author nerd.