A charismatic illustrated novel about the ups and downs of school and home life for one little girl with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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 Asperger Syndrome, and her experience working with them inspired Slug Days.
Rebecca Bender is a well-loved author-illustrator of children’s books as well as an art director and designer. Her books include Don’t Laugh at Giraffe, Giraffe Meets Bird, Peach Girl (illustration), and How Do You Feel?. Her 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. Rebecca 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.