Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ben's School Daze by Robyn Sims & Joanne Larson

Title: Ben’s School Daze
Authors: Robyn Sims and Joanne Larcom
Publisher: Peence & Rogue Designs Pty Ltd
Pages: 28
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

This is a story about Ben, a lively and active boy, who finds the sensory experiences within his day to be overwhelming.  

Loud noises vibrate through his body and “shoes and sock bother him.. they never feel just right”.  

This can make it hard for Ben to be a good student.  But don’t worry, his teacher and mum know what to do to help him through his day.

For More Information

  • Ben’s School Daze is available at the authors’ website.
  • Watch the book trailer at YouTube.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
Book Excerpt:

Ben is a playful, lively boy
who is always on the go

He is out of bed at the crack of dawn
and never seems to slow

Lego, swords and action figures 
are his favourite toys

He loves running, climbing, riding
and playing with other boys.

But something is going on for Ben,
it’s not always smooth sailing

At times the smallest request
leaves him stomping and wailing

His sister complains that he’s moody
‘cause his behaviour can be erratic

He plays up at dinner and bath-time
and parties make him frantic.

Ask Ben and he would tell you
that it’s hard to cope each week

With scratchy tags, stiff clothes
and horrid smells that reek

Shoes and sock bother him
they never feel “just right”

And hairbrushing “hurts”
so he protests with a fight.

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