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Slug Days 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 a

  • Title: Slug Days
  • Author: Sara Leach
  • ISBN: 9781772780222
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Slug Days By Sara Leach, 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 goesOn 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.

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    1. Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange network for the review copy of this title all opinions are my own SLUG DAYS is a must purchase short early illustrated chapter book 1st or 2nd grade perfect for fans of Junie B Jones, Ivy and Bean and Jasmine Toguchi The depiction of ASD is absolutely stellar and makes this a must read for all teachers as well as kids The illustrations are sweet and are perfectly inserted into the story I plan to buy this for my library and book talk it to 2nd grade classes, and th [...]

    2. I have to start off by admiring the cover art front and back It is seriously cute and portrayed the whole story perfectly 3I picked this book up because it deals with a topic I know very little about and the cover art was cute It did a good job explaining Autism Spectrum Disorder without focusing on the disorder itself but instead telling an entertaining, meaningful story from the perspective of a little girl It was eye opening to see Lauren s day to day life all the things she struggled with an [...]

    3. A sweet, lovely, believable story about a girl with autism who struggles both at home and at school Kids will relate to Lauren s struggles while learning about autism The fantastic illustrations add depth to the tale.

    4. This book is a fantastic way to share an ASD story that s both accessible to young readers and adults alike Well written and easy to connect to, an awesome 15 20mins read that offers a new perspective on what can seem to be challenging behaviors.

    5. This is a story that can be read by anyone of any age Lauren is a young girl who has Asperger s syndrome She does not see things the same way as everyone else She has problem with social cues, change, and takes things literally She wants to be liked and this is where she has the most problems She has techniques to use when she gets upset or if she feels like she is going to blow like a volcano Her teacher is usually supportive but I think she still has a way to go The illustrations are well done [...]

    6. Lauren has ASD, which means that she has trouble with social clues, understanding what people s facial expressions mean, and understanding jokes The story is told from her point of view The author is a teacher that has taught many children with ASD, and knows a lot of the way they think.Reading this chapter book brings to mind just how hard it is to figure out people in general Social clues are hard to pick up on, and it can get annoying get, and that is why Lauren has Slug Days, when things go [...]

    7. This chapter book is wonderful because it explains behaviors of children on the spectrum in ways that are easy to understand If you have a child on the spectrum, this book will help make them comfortable and accepting of themselves For children that are not on the spectrum, this book will help them understand and sensitive to children who are This book is perfect for ages as young as 4 The use of slug days , and butterfly days are wonderful metaphors when you can t quite describe your feelings [...]

    8. Thanks to the kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book all opinions are my own.Reading Level K 3 Interest Level 2.35 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 slug days than butterfly days Things that may not be a big deal to s [...]

    9. Lauren has autism spectrum disorder which makes life difficult and confusing for her She has good days and bad days She calls her bad days slug days because she feels no one understands or care about her She is into routines that don t change when they get changed, she gets very angry She has to have everything she does perfect such as shoelaces tied with perfect bows If her shoelaces end in her tying imperfect bows, Lauren must start over until she gets it right Friendship seems to beyond her a [...]

    10. Slug Days is a valuable book that can help readers to empathize with ASD children This book does an amazing job capturing Lauren s days and how she processes the world differently, and it all makes perfect sense to her even if no one else follows her thought patterns As a parent and educator in training this book serves as a reminder that kids experience the world differently, add ASD and those experiences can be very hard on the child when they aren t met with consistent patience It is importan [...]

    11. Slug Days by Sara Leach is a wonderful book featuring a protagonist with ASD I like that this book features a female main character as ASD is prevalent among boys and the few characters we do see with it are often boys This book will let children like Lauren read about someone like them but it will also give children without ASD a peek into the life of someone different and may help foster sensitivity and understanding I really like the title and the concept of slug days and butterfly days , wh [...]

    12. On days that seem to go terribly wrong, Lauren terms those periods slug days because she feels as though everything is yucky and slimy, just like a slug But not every day is like that for her Lauren has Autism Spectrum Disorder, and she has a supportive family and a school that is using strategies to help her stay on an even keel These don t work all the time, but she has good days than bad ones Young readers will enjoy her heartfelt struggles and her battles with an annoying classmate as well [...]

    13. Lauren is learning how to cope with others at home and at school, since she has autism spectrum disorder ASD When she tries to use the coping measures suggested, they often are mis employed or backfire on her in this beginning chapter book.A teacher librarian, Leach s experience with some students helped inform her novel Lauren is a very likeable girl who is really just misunderstood her intentions are good, her condition often muddles her actions This would be a great book to read aloud to a cl [...]

    14. An excellent early grades chapter book to teach children what it s like for kids with autism This is of course only one example of how autism manifests, but the lessons about being kind, patient, and fair are important We need slice of life books like this to help kids learn about people different from themselves, and as importantly, we need books that reflect ALL children, so they see themselves in literrature in protagonist roles, not just sideline characters, because everyone deserves that.

    15. Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange network for the review copy of this title all opinions are my own Slug Days is a perfect book for students ready to read chapter books with lovely illustrations and a strong protagonist voice but it s also a perfect book for anyone to understand Autism Spectrum Disorder The book is full of characters trying to be their best and finding love for one another Slug Days is the perfect length for middle grades readers, but all who read it will want to keep reading about [...]

    16. A short, early chapter book read about a girl with autism On reading the first page I thought it would be funnier than it turned out to be Sort of reminds me of Jack Gantos Joey Pigza books but without the humor which helps flesh out and connect the reader to the character Without that humor there s an air of sadness to a book that becomes solely about one little girl s struggle with her disorder.

    17. This was really good I can imagine a child with Aspergers thinking and behaving this way I actually know quite a few adults with Aspergers and, while they sometimes cause me to take a deep breathe, they are wonderful people to know This book was great for helping kids, and adults, understand the different child or adult they may know

    18. Slug Days is a lovely illustrated illustrator designer Rebecca Bender is the best first chapter book full of things that go off kilter for kids Laura may be on the spectrum but this story will engage everyone including parents who may be sympathetic to child meltdowns as a result at least I was.

    19. A cute chapter book that was also a little bit sad The adults in Lauren s life didn t seem to really understand her ASD and her safety plan but I suppose that s true in real life for children with ASDThe illustrations were really cute and made the story come to life beautifully This was a good author illustrator pairing

    20. A beautiful sensitive story told entirely from the perspective of a young girl on the Autism Spectrum Disorder It is a honest voice, revealing the highs and lows she feels, experiences encounters daily To help herself understand this range of emotion, Lauren uses two terms that totally encapsulate how her days areorbutterfly.highly recommend this story

    21. i enjoyed being able to see life from lauren s point of view and experience her thoughts as she went through her week the illustrations in this book are GORGEOUS and add a wonderful dimension to the story.

    22. My eight year old son loved this book We read it from start to finish at bedtime and he is hoping author Sara Leach writes another one.

    23. An early chapter book that follows the adventures of an Autistic girl I found this easy to read, relatable and filled with heart A great introduction or explanation for kids Early elementary

    24. Navigating the world is a tricky thing to learn and having Autism Spectral Disorder makes this process even harder.

    25. Children, who are on the spectrum, will find a heroine in Lauren This early chapter book is special because it describes the why behind Lauren erratic behavior in a way kids will connect to.

    26. A great early chapter book for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or any kid who wants to understand about it Well written, quick, easy to read and understand.

    27. One of the better books I ve read with a main character on the spectrum And I wholeheartedly agree with her comments about two digit subtraction

    28. Lauren is a young girl with ASD and this book is told from her point of view She has trouble describing her feelings, so she has labelled bad days slug days since they make her feel slimy and yucky Good days she calls butterfly days Reading a book from the POV of someone on the spectrum helps to understand that while we may not understand the reason behind a behavior, it is because they process the world differently It also encourages compassion for those who struggle to understand and be unders [...]

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