by Sara Leach (Author), Rebecca Bender (Illustrator)
Irma is Lauren's best friend. Irma knows all the strategies Lauren uses when her Autism Spectrum Disorder makes it hard to "go with the flow." Lauren helps Irma learn English words and understand unfamiliar customs. So why does Irma suddenly want to introduce Lauren to her mountain-biking, litter-dropping neighbor Jonas? Why is Irma calling Jonas her friend?
As if sharing Irma weren't bad enough, Lauren also has an alarming new problem at school. Their teacher has announced a mountain biking day when the students will learn to ride their bikes on an obstacle course. But Lauren still uses training wheels. She just can't face the teasing she will get when her classmates see them. She isn't brave like Irma. She can't go with the flow like Dad. How can she possibly face this challenge?
From author Sara Leach and illustrator Rebecca Bender comes an honest and warm-hearted successor to the critically acclaimed Slug Days and Penguin Days. With straightforward text and frequent black-and-white illustrations, Duck Days is an accessible chapter book for any young reader with mountains of their own to climb.
Duck Days (Book #3)
Sara Leach hails from Whistler, BC, where she loves to ski, hike and bike. Her middle grade novel Count Me In won the Red Cedar Book Award for 2012/13. In addition to being a children's author, she is also an elementary school teacher-librarian. She has had the privilege of teaching several amazing students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and her experience working with them inspired her chapter books Slug Days, Penguin Days, and Duck Days.
Rebecca Bender is a well-loved author-illustrator of children's books as well as an art director and designer. Her books include the popular Giraffe and Bird collection, How Do You Feel? and the illustrations for Peach Girl by Raymond Namakura, as well as those for the acclaimed Slug Days, Penguin Days, and Duck Days written by Sara Leach. Rebecca's awards and honors include the OLA Blue Spruce Award, a Cooperative Children's Book Center best-of-the-year choice, and a Toronto Public Library best-of-the-year selection. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design at the top of her class, earning the Medal for Illustration. Rebecca lives in Burlington, Ontario, with her husband and two children.
Publisher: Pajama Press
Pub Date: November 10, 2020
Target Age Group: 07 to 10