Lauren and her dad are discussing the plan for Lauren to go to her friend Irma’s house. They try to plan for every situation they can to help Lauren control her worry and anger from her autism spectrum disorder. Her dad also gives her advice to go with the flow, and tools for calming down.
Her visit to her friend’s house goes fine until Irma starts talking about her new friend next door. Will Lauren be able to process this and other new things happening around her, or will she have a blow up of emotions?
Text: I think this book is amazing. I love that it is from first person, Lauren’s point of view, and how we can see how she processes things. It is so helpful for me as an adult, and I think also for kids on the spectrum (or not) to be able to understand how they process their emotions. I love how Irma and the teachers help Lauren, but also gently help her challenge herself.
Illustrations: I thought the pictures depicted the scenes perfectly, whether something was happening or whether Lauren was processing emotions. It adds to the text wonderfully.
Age Range: 7 to 10 years. I also think anyone who works with kids would benefit from reading this.
|Page Count||104 pages|
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