Unique, Different and A Little Weird by L. J. Day
Have you ever been called a name?
How did that make you feel?
What did you do?
Unique, Different, and a Little Weird is an entertaining and engaging social story about misconceptions that happen every day in school and on the playground. It teaches different strategies for dealing with frustrations, and the importance of communication. This story also encourages everyone to embrace their own uniqueness.
This creative story is about a boy who overhears someone calling him weird. He gets angry, and wants to scream and yell and hit, but then remembers something important. He remembers strategies his teacher taught him that help him calm down. Once he’s calm Tommy apologizes to him and clarifies the misunderstanding of the meaning of the word weird.
“To be different, unique, and a little weird, is not as bad as I originally feared. So be these things each and every day, because we’re all unique in our own special way.”
From The Author: This book is a great social story about misconceptions that happen every day in school and on the playground. It teaches different strategies for dealing with frustrations, and the importance of communication. Kids won’t even know they are learning, how awesome! This book would be an excellent addition to any teacher’s classroom read aloud list.
From The Inside Flap: This book is for Donald, Trey, Lincoln and Jackson. For all the children who’ve ever felt different and weird. Each of you make this world a better place. You may be Unique, Different and a little weird, but each child is special and loved.
Paperback: 40 Pages
Genre: Children’s Special Needs, Children’s Family Life Books
About The Author: L. J. Day was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is a Special Education Teacher, and an advocate for special education and special needs children. Laura, an award-winning author, gains her inspiration for her writing from her 3 children and students. She discovered her passion for writing when she embarked on a special project with her oldest son as a way to show him, he could accomplish anything he put his mind to. My Special Mind was that special project, which was released in March 2018.
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