Kirkus Reviews call Bender’s illustrations in Penguin Days “soft, gentle…and illuminate Lauren’s narrative.”
Posted on November 20th, 2018 by pajamapress
“Lauren, who has autism spectrum disorder, is back for a second outing following Slug Days (2017)…..
Lauren relates her prickly feelings in a believably forthright voice that offers readers welcome insight into her perspective. Her emerging understanding of facial expressions helps her relate her parents’ and teacher’s periodic frustrations with her difficulties, yet their occasional annoyance is neatly juxtaposed against her thoughts and feelings….
Bender’s soft, gentle illustrations expand and illuminate Lauren’s narrative.”
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