*Encouragement is the best medicine to give someone. If I were to pick any gift to have in helping others, that would be the one*

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sensitive Sam Book Giveaway! Ended

Contest Ended.  Winner of this book is Sarah!

I'm sure you've heard about the popular book that's beautifully illustrated called Sensitive Sam.

Winner of a 2009 Book of the Year Award 
by Creative Child Magazine!

What I loved about this book that as I read it to my son I was able to see their world for a few moments by walking mentally through a day of Sam.  One thing I have noticed is that my own son's emotions can ping pong throughout the day.  It's easy to look at these kids and think "Oh, they are out of control".  Sam helps us to see, looking from the outside, that a typical day for us starts much different for them.  

"The littlest things are tough for me
All day and all night.
No matter what I say or do, 
Things just don't FEEL right."

So many times I had to talk my son back down from high anxiety he was having.  Almost like unwinding a ball that's wound tight.  Sensitive Sam explains how the bright sun, his wet shoes, having to sit still, and even how his jeans feel, can make him feel tense.

Sam even shows us how other people react to him when they don't understand how he is feeling.  My own son has explained to me many times how teachers, Sunday school workers, or other adults are quick to punish him thinking he just needs to be disciplined.  This book will help anyone in your life that is somehow connected to your child with Sensory Processing Disorder to get a better understanding.  Mostly, Chaz loved reading this book because not only are the colors soft on the eyes and the pictures fun to see, but it showed him that he's not the only one who deals with these things on a daily basis. There are other kids just like him. 

Sensitive Sam brings encouragement by showing us that there are things we can do to treat sensory challenges:

"Treating Sensory Challenges
Takes some patience, and love, too.
And now I LIKE doing lots of things
I used to hate to do!"

Sam's Sensory adventure has a happy ending!  :D

Giveaway Ended 

About the author of Sensitive Sam:

Marla Roth-Fisch is the creative author and talented illustrator of Sensitive Sam. She draws on her personal experience as a happily married mother of two, including a son with Sensory Processing Disorder. 

Along with many activities and volunteering with her family, she enjoys writing and illustrating. Marla is an active board member at the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and lives near Denver, Colorado


evening_rain478 said...

I would love to have a copy.
I thought my daughter was just being picky and acting up or out and it took a visit to my daughters doctor for me to understand just what is going on with her. She always seemed to not want to get dressed or when she does get dressed she changes her clothes it seems every few minutes. (took me trial and error to pick out clothes she likes to wear and put several into a dress up box so if she wants to change outfits she can, out of that box, rather than a dresser full of clothes all over the floor)
At first I thought she was just being difficult, to well, be difficult. I didn't know what was going on. I am very new to the world of aspergers. I never even heard of it until my daughter went to see her doctor a few weeks ago.

Until that point I assumed she had Autism. I didn't know there are several branches spawned off the autism tree and my daughter is on one of them. He gave us a referral for her to be fully evaluated at Children's hospital in a few weeks.
There I times I want to say, she is a normal child, but when i look into her eyes and I see how she reacts to people and situations, I know there is a different world going on for her... a world filled with a whole lot of different people, textures, and loud sounds.

evening_rain478 said...

If I am able to get a copy you can either contact me on my facebook pg http://www.facebook.com/SarahsEyes or through my email evening_rain478@yahoo.com

Celiac Mami said...

I have two special needs boys ages 6 and 5 and a 1 year old that is ahead of the curve-at least so far! We would love to get this book to read to all the boys. Thanks for considering us!

mthomas said...

Would love to get this book. Trying to find anything I can to help our family out. If I win anything you can message me on FB. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=1372514008

Diana D said...

Would love to win this for our grandson. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I follow via gc and on twitter (@aliciamarie112)... my two boys were just diagnosed with SPD this week so I'd love to get this book to share with my family.

Marti said...

Always follow and will continue. We all stick together!

LeanMachine said...

this would be a great book to win Im curious to see how our 10 yr old w. autism and sensory inegation dysfunction would react to it, Arlene Misner 775972-9478

LeanMachine said...

ok cant belive i just did that! I was going to put my e-mail but io put my number instead....wow im silly.

Robin said...

I follow on FB and Google.

Virginia (Jenny) said...

Thank you friends for entering this contest! I loooove hearing from my readers. Winner is Sarah!

Marti said...

Congratulations to Sarah and thanks for giving us all the opportunity to try to win.

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