Written by occupational therapist Michele Griffin, this picture book is a must for any child with Sensory Processing Disorder. Pete finds his clothes uncomfortable and can’t stand “paint, soap, and things with lumps.” He explains this to his mother and the reader in this fun children’s book, as he and his mother navigate a difficult morning in the life of a young boy with sensory issues.
|Publisher:||Future Horizons, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Michele Griffin is a pediatric occupational therapist. While working as a therapist, she was intrigued by the children who were 'extra-sensitive'. They often demonstrated strong dislikes for haircuts, loud noises, tags in shirts, seams on socks and food with lumps. Sensitive children or those with 'sensory issues' are challenging for parents to rear! Therefore, these children and their parents were the inspiration for this book. She hopes this book will help foster communication, tolerance and understanding between parent and child.
Michele is a compulsive 'doodler' and watercolor artist. She illustrated Picky Pete as well. Michele has been married to her husband for 12 years, has 3 beautiful children and one dog. They live on Long Island, New York. You may follow Michele's other projects by visiting her website www.michelegriffin.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It's tough to find books that specifically talk about the issues surrounding sensory processing disorder from a child's perspective. So when I saw this book, I jumped at the chance to get it. I read it the night it came in the mail. And while not all of Pete's symptoms matched my kid's, it was terrific for him to understand that other people go nuts over tags in clothing or have a hard time when their socks are not just perfect. At the end of the book, my son said to me, "See Mom, I'm just picky." A great conversation starter.