Samantha Cotterill will be signing Nope. Never. Not for Me! and This Beach is Loud! (Little Senses Series)
Both books help kids deal with sensory issues, feelings of being overwhelmed or reluctance to try new experiences.
Nope. Never. Not for Me! has simple reassuring text and bold illustrations empowers kids to explore new experiences without stress or pressure. This deceptively simple story guides sensitive kids through trying a new food, with support and encouragement aplenty.
“A delightful book that reminds us all to try something new, even if it’s ‘yacky!'” —Kirkus Reviews
In This Beach is Loud! patience, understanding, and a soothing exercise saves the beach day when excitement turns to sensory overload. Going to the beach is exciting. But it can also be busy. And loud. Sand can feel hot or itchy or sticky…and it gets everywhere! In This Beach Is Loud!, a sensitive boy gets overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds, and sensations at the beach. Luckily, this kiddo’s dad has a trick up his sleeve to help his son face these unexpected obstacles.
★ “This charismatic and essential read-aloud will fill a hole that has been too long ignored in library and storytime collections.” —School Library Journal, starred review
Samantha Cotterill, has been drawing since the early 1980s, when she discovered that her doodles could be traded for gum and candy in the lunchroom. Samantha now creates illustrations and stop-motion minifilms out of her home in Niskayuna, which she shares with her husband and two boys.