Benji, the bad day, and me

by Pla, Sally J.,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary

Sammy is having the absolute rottenest, worst day ever. His little brother, Benji, knows exactly what that's like.

Nothing seems to be going right for Sammy today. At school, he got in trouble for kicking a fence, then the cafeteria ran out of pizza for lunch. After he walks home in the pouring rain, he finds his autistic little brother Benji is having a bad day too. On days like this, Benji has a special play-box where he goes to feel cozy and safe. Sammy doesn't have a special place, and he's convinced no one cares how he feels or even notices him. But somebody is noticing, and may just have an idea on how to help Sammy feel better.

In this tender story about siblings, author Sally J. Pla shares her experience of raising sons with different personality traits and needs. Benji, the Bad Day, and Me embraces the philosophy that we are all part of a wide spectrum of neurodiversity. And on those really bad, rotten days, you can always count on family to be there for you.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sammy, a boy with floppy black hair, had a bad day at school, and back home, he feels overlooked. Sammy's mother tells him to be quiet-his brother, Benji, is playing in his small, house-shaped "box," a sign that he, too, is having a rough day. "When I've had a bad day, no one tiptoes or speaks softly," Sammy laments. But when Benji sees that his brother is sad, he comforts him in the best way he knows. In Min's acrylic and colored pencil art, figures and forms resembling cut paper are set against calm brushed backgrounds. Pla doesn't overtly state that Benji is autistic (an author's note explores the topic further) but emphasizes his behaviors and qualities. With a light touch, Pla offers a thoughtful reminder that all siblings need extra love and attention sometimes. Ages 4-7. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Mood (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Autism -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Mood -- Fiction.
Autism -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Min, Ken, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
ISBN 9781620143452
1620143453
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