Overview

Chad can’t wait for the camping trip. He just hopes his brother, Ben, won’t ruin it. Ben was born with a developmental disability, and though he’s five, he doesn’t always act it. Ben doesn’t like new things, and sometimes his behavior is embarrassing. Chad loves Ben, but life with him can be frustrating. The camping trip is great, and Ben especially loves being in the water. He splashes and plays and holds his hands high, like he’s King of the River. But Chad sees some boys who make fun of Ben. The brothers ...
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Overview

Chad can’t wait for the camping trip. He just hopes his brother, Ben, won’t ruin it. Ben was born with a developmental disability, and though he’s five, he doesn’t always act it. Ben doesn’t like new things, and sometimes his behavior is embarrassing. Chad loves Ben, but life with him can be frustrating. The camping trip is great, and Ben especially loves being in the water. He splashes and plays and holds his hands high, like he’s King of the River. But Chad sees some boys who make fun of Ben. The brothers encounter the same boys later and Chad expects the worst. But when he introduces Ben, something surprising—and wonderful—takes place.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497669291
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 7/29/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Edition description: Digital Original
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • File size: 26 MB
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Meet the Author

David Gifaldi is a Portland writer and teacher. His eight published books for young readers include picture books, a tall tale, middle-grade novels, and a collection of young adult short stories. David’s short stories have appeared in Cricket, Highlights for Children, Read, ‘Teen, Children’s Digest, and Jack and Jill magazines. He has lectured widely to both children and adult writers. He has taught high school English for the Vancouver School District and has served on the faculty of the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
 
Layne Johnson has always loved cats. He now has two—a quiet, vegetable-eating black-and-white cat named Peavy and a loud-talking, water-loving yellow cat named Dobby. When Dobby was a kitten, he helped Layne draw Cookie for this book.

Johnson was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and has a degree in fine art from the University of Houston. He is the illustrator of On the Day His Daddy Left, Ben, King of the River, and several other picture books.
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