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Benny Doesn’t Like to Be Hugged by Zetta Elliot

Recommended Grades: K-1

Category: Identity, Culture, Inclusion and Belonging

Sub-topics: Acceptance; Neurodiversity; Friendship

Benny likes many things. He likes trains, looking at stars, cupcakes without sprinkles and playing with his quiet friends. Benny doesn’t like hugs however, or when the room gets too loud, and sometimes he doesn’t get his friends jokes. Benny’s best friend tells his story, in the way that best friends do. This book will validate and affirm students on the autism spectrum, while building and bridging students and others in the school community who know of someone with heightened sensitivity, and/or need to better understand these experiences.

Benny Doesn’t Like to Be Hugged Book Plan pdf

Benny Doesn’t Like to Be Hugged Book Plan doc

Friendship Bracelet Instructions doc