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Too Sticky!: Sensory Issues With Autism

Holly loves doing experiments and learning new things in science class! But when she finds out the next experience is making slime, she's worried. Slime is made with glue, and glue is sticky. Holly has sensory issues because of her autism, and sticky stuff on her skin makes her whole body squirm! Can she find a way to participate and maybe give slime a try?

This empathetic look at sensory issues for kids on the autism spectrum was inspired by the author and her daughter, both autistic, and their experiences. Autistic kids will love how, with help from family and her teacher, Holly receives the accommodations and encouragement she needs to give slime a try, while neurotypical kids will build empathy for the experiences of kids with sensory challenges. Thoughtful and inclusive, this charming picture book even includes a slime recipe kids can try at home!

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"Readers quickly grasp how Holly experiences the world differently compared to neurotypical children through Holly’s use of coping methods such as breathing exercises and using a stress ball in class. Throughout the story, Holly’s family, teacher, and classmates are shown to be understanding and helpful. They demonstrate their support and care by making small accommodations, such as speaking up or apologizing for making a loud noise.... Charming, inclusive, and grounded in real-life experiences." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Jen Malia
Illustrator Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
ISBN 0807580260
Publication Date Apr 1, 2020
Publisher Albert Whitman & Co
Language English