Floppy Lop-Ears and the Spectrum (Paperback)
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Floppy the bunny likes to wear his favorite soft clothes and shiny shoes every day. He likes to do certain things, like pulling out his chair before he sits down, three times each. He likes to eat his favorite green gelatin at lunch and play with his toy dinosaurs, which he knows so much about. But when he can't do these things, Floppy gets very, very upset. At the doctor, Floppy learns that he acts this way because he has autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. The doctor tells Floppy and his parents that ASD means his brain works differently from other people's. That isn't a bad thing, though -- not at all At first, Floppy's not so sure. But the more he learns about himself, the more he realizes that his doctor and parents are right. Being different in this way is OK. It is what makes him so special Written by Rochelle Flynn, a pediatrician living with ASD herself, Floppy-Lop Ears and the Spectrum is an important resource for explaining ASD to children and parents alike. With a helpful, in-depth section for parents as well as a sweet and engaging story for kids, this book will help the whole family navigate life with ASD in a healthy, positive way.