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The Resource Too sticky! : sensory issues with autism, Jen Malia ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Too sticky! : sensory issues with autism, Jen Malia ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Label
Too sticky! : sensory issues with autism
Title
Too sticky!
Title remainder
sensory issues with autism
Statement of responsibility
Jen Malia ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
With help from her family and teacher, Holly overcomes her dislike of having sticky hands to participate in a science experiment. Includes author's note about living with autism and sensory issues and a recipe for making slime
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Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 Holly doesn’t like touching sticky things, so she’s nervous about today’s classroom activity: making slime. Her parents explain the issue to her teacher, and with a little support and encouragement, Holly completes the project and learns that slime isn’t so bad after all. What the text doesn’t say—although the subtitle does—is that Holly is autistic, which means she has certain sensory and communication challenges: loud noises bother her, eye contact is uncomfortable, and the thought of sticky hands causes stress. Malia, writing from an #OwnVoices perspective, illustrates how an autistic child can coexist with neurotypical children, address her personal difficulties, and—thanks to a supportive environment—thrive. Not only is Holly capable but she’s also intelligent; as she finds ways to cope, she’s able to explain the science to her classmates. Perhaps most important, the story centers on a neurodiverse girl, giving a mirror to countless children and helping neurotypical readers see things from a different yet relatable point of view. A heartfelt author’s note adds a personal touch plus further information on autism spectrum disorder. -- Ronny Khuri (Reviewed 3/1/2020) (Booklist, vol 116, number 13, p66)
  • A young girl with autism and sensory issues dreads slime day at school. Holly's science class is making slime, but she's not excited one bit. In fact, Holly is rather anxious at the thought of making slime, because it's made with sticky glue, and just syrup is enough to make her squirm in distress. Holly's sensory issues are depicted via her dislike of sticky things, loud noises that hurt her ears, and her discomfort with making eye contact. 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. Indeed, the #ownvoices author's debut picture book showcases the world as it should be, one in which people are aware of Holly's autism and sensory issues and act accordingly. This story is a great conversation starter to help children understand that not everyone experiences the world the same. Lew-Vriethoff's lively illustrations capture the emotions of the story, complementing Malia's simple storytelling. Holly is depicted with fair skin and light brown hair while other characters are illustrated with various skin tones and hair colors. Charming, inclusive, and grounded in real-life experiences. (author's note, slime recipe) (Picture book. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2020)
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10877164
Cataloging source
FMG
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Malia, Jen
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 4-8
Intended audience source
Albert Whitman & Company
Literary form
fiction
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  • 0
  • 0
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Lew-Vriethoff, Joanne
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True
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  • Autism
  • Senses and sensation
  • Science
Target audience
primary
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sensory issues with autism
Label
Too sticky! : sensory issues with autism, Jen Malia ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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Control code
on1144497108
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780807580264
Lccn
2019045532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1144497108
Label
Too sticky! : sensory issues with autism, Jen Malia ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1144497108
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780807580264
Lccn
2019045532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1144497108

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