The First Day of School As Seen Through the Eyes of a Child on the Autism Spectrum
“With sensitivity and thoughtfulness, Bailey explores Henry’s literal-minded, analytical personality… her portrayal of what autism might feel like from the inside rings true.” --Publishers Weekly
“Whether on the spectrum or not, friends don't have to share everything, just enough, and this book sweetly provides.” --Kirkus Reviews
“As diagnosed children on the autistic spectrum increase, so does the need for informative and positive presentations such as this.” --Booklist
In Classroom Six, second left down the hall, Henry has been on the lookout for a friend. A friend who shares. A friend who listens. Maybe even a friend who likes things to stay the same and all in order, like Henry does. But on a day full of too close and too loud, when nothing seems to go right, will Henry ever find a friend—or will a friend find him?
With insight and warmth, this heartfelt story from the perspective of a boy on the autism spectrum celebrates the everyday magic of friendship.
World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 219
National Autism Month is April 2019
Jenn Bailey is an author, editor, documentarian, blue-ribbon pie baker, and eager traveler. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri. A Friend for Henry is her first picture book.
Mika Song is a children's writer and illustrator. She grew up in Manila, Philippines and Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to New York, where she worked as an animator prior to making children's books. She lives in New York City.
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