Benyi, un mal día y yo
By Sally Pla
Illustrated by Ken Min
Esta histora llena de ternura capta los retos y las alegrías de tener un hermano, y les ofrece a los lectores una forma de manejar sus propios momentos de ira, todo envuelto en una gran manta azul. Benyi, un mal día y yo abre una ventana a la neurodiversidad y nos recuerda que en los días realmente malos, siempre podemos contar con el apoyo de nuestra familia.
This tender story captures the challenges and joys of being a sibling and offers readers a way to manage their own bad moods--all wrapped up in a big blue blanket. Benji, the Bad Day, and Me embraces neurodiversity and reminds us that on those really bad days, you can always count on family to be there for you.
About the Creators
SALLY J. PLA is the award-winning author of two novels for young people, The Someday Birds and Stanley Will Probably Be Fine. Many of Pla's stories are based on her experience of raising three active little boys, very close in age. When her sons were young and having a bad day, they loved being "made into burritos" -- getting wrapped tightly in their blankets. The tight pressure appealed especially to Pla's autistic son. Pla lives with her family in Southern California. You can find her online at sallyjpla.com.
KEN MIN's picture book debut Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-Ji, published by Lee & Low Books, received the Picture Book Honor for Literature from the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA). Ken is an illustrator and animation storyboard artist for commercials and animated TV shows such as Futurama, Fairly Odd Parents, and New Looney Tunes. His illustration work has been recognized numerous times by the Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). Min lives in Los Angeles, California. You can see more of his artwork online at kenminart.com. Photo: Ryan Astamendi