The Littlest Inventor is a brilliantly colored picture book featuring a smart, sensitive boy with sensory issues. These issues make it challenging to experience something most of us have no problem with, such as a simple trip to the grocery store. However, by being self-aware, creative, and proactive, the littlest inventor succeeds in the very task he finds most difficult. He invents his own resources and tools to make the trip fun! For those with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), life can often be overwhelming. However, when equipped with knowledge to help ourselves and confidence to be ourselves, life becomes not just manageable, but enjoyable.
"There needs to be more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot do." - Dr. Temple Grandin
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 4.50(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Mandi Mathis is from Eastman, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia and Pepperdine School of Law. She currently works at Cowsert and Avery, LLP in Athens, Georgia, and serves on the Butterfly Dreams Farm Therapeutic Riding Program's Board of Directors.
Mandi is married to Jeff and they are the proud parents of Kalie, Tyson and Sawyer. She was introduced to the world of sensory processing disorder while running through the grocery store at a full sprint with her youngest son, Sawyer, tucked under her arm like a football while screaming at the top of his lungs.
He was subsequently diagnosed with Asperger's and SPD. Teaching Sawyer to calm and advocate for himself is one of her greatest accomplishments. Telling this part of Sawyer's story to help others is a dream come true.
Read an Excerpt
The littlest inventor went to the store.
It was crowded and loud, the shopping list a bore.
The loud noises were too loud, the lights too bright,
adrenaline pumping, fight or flight.
He thought he couldn't handle convention when he decided - hey! I'll make an invention!