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Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews says “the author helps us to see how even the simplest things can become monumental problems for someone with ASD” after reading Slug Days

May 29th, 2018

“Those of us who don’t have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or who don’t know anyone who does have it, cannot begin to imagine how complicated life can be for sufferers of this disease. Through the story in this book the author helps us to see how even the simplest things can become monumental problems for […]

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Slug Days is included in A Mighty Girl‘s list of “20 Books About Autistic Mighty Girls”

April 30th, 2018

“Author Sara Leach’s experience teaching kids with ASD allows her to create a realistic portrayal of life through their eyes. This empathetic chapter book, filled with black and white illustrations on nearly every page, is perfect for sparking conversation with elementary school children about understanding and embracing differences.” Click here to read the full review

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Red Canoe Reader calls Slug Days an “amazing book”

March 30th, 2018

“We all need to feel that we’re not alone; that there are others in the world who feel the same way and experience life as we do. This amazing book offers just that mirror to kids with ASD. It offers the comforting truth that other kids with ASD have slug days when nothing goes the […]

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Slug Days “should help young readers understand [someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder’s] emotions” says The Horn Book Magazine

February 5th, 2018

“The first-person narration makes Lauren’s logic clear…Frequent clear pencil and digital illustrations break up the sometimes-long paragraphs and should help young readers understand Lauren’s emotions and others’ reactions.” —Shoshana Flax Read the full review in the March/April 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

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Slug Days gets 5 stars from Blazer Tales

January 20th, 2018

“5 out of 5 stars!!!…Sara Leach does a fantastic job of letting us into the mind of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is a must read for anyone that works in a school system. This book should teach us patience and understanding. The illustrations are incredible also. They really depict the emotions that […]

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Slug Days “is a sensitive, playful, lovingly told [story]” says Resource Links

January 18th, 2018

“Rating: E… Slug Days is a sensitive, playful, lovingly told chapter book about school, friends, and days both good and bad, drawn from author Sara Leach’s real-life experiences in classrooms. Lauren is charming and frustrating; many readers will recognize her pattern of taking two steps forward and – sometimes – two steps back. Dan, Lauren’s persistent […]

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Slug Days is “unreservedly recommended” by Midwest Book Review

December 7th, 2017

“A thoroughly ‘kid friendly’ story that is as entertaining as it is informative, Slug Days is unreservedly recommended as an important and highly valued addition to preschool, elementary school and community library collections for children ages 4 to 8. It should be noted that Slug Days is also available in a paperback edition.” Click here to read the full review

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Slug Days is “a wonderful discussion starter” says Youth Services Book Review

October 30th, 2017

“Lauren is an endearing narrator, and readers should find it easy to identify with her….This book would be a wonderful discussion starter, and would be helpful both for children who are on the autism spectrum as well as for their classmates and friends. The winsome illustrations on nearly every page should further endear Lauren to […]

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