Benji, the Bad Day, and Me

Title

Benji, the Bad Day, and Me

Authors

Sally J. Pla

Illustrator

Lee

Publisher

Lee

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781620143452

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nothing seems to be going right for Sammy today. At school, he got in trouble for kicking a fence, then the cafeteria ran out of pizza for lunch. After he walks home in the pouring rain, he finds his autistic little brother Benji is having a bad day too. On days like this, Benji has a special play-box where he goes to feel cozy and safe. Sammy doesn't have a special place, and he's convinced no one cares how he feels or even notices him. But somebody is noticing, and may just have an idea on how to help Sammy feel better.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD500L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single Parent; Developmental Disability; single mother; autism; child with a developmental disability

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Brown-Skinned

Keywords

bad days; brothers; families; mood

Diversity Impact

indirect

Benji, the Bad Day, and Me

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