Age group 0-3rd grade
The second book in the Helix series, is a special one. It is coauthored with Carol Mason Shrader, who lives an amazing life taking care of four kids, three of which have Cerebral Palsy. I had dinner with them one evening and was blown away by what happens behind the scenes. Carol’s family opened my eyes to a world I was unaware of. When was the last time you saw a person in a wheelchair in public and actually took the time to think about what they had to go through from the time they wake up to the time they go back to bed? This book is a small glimpse into the real life of Benjamin Shrader, and how at the end of the day, he is just as normal as anyone else, only a little cooler, with his super cool wheels, just like Helix.
When Edward invites Helix to his house for a sleepover, Helix is very excited. But when Helix arrives at Edward’s house, he realizes his home is not wheelchair accessible. Helix is disappointed until his mom suggests inviting Edward over instead. Once back at Helix’s house, the two boys have a great time together. Edward learns a lot about how Helix navigates his world. The second book in a series about Helix, a tortoise without the use of his back legs who uses wheels to move around, “Helix Rolls into a Sleepover” is not just a fun story about friends having a sleepover. It is a story of overcoming roadblocks, finding solutions, and introduces readers to what living life with a physical challenge actually looks like! From his accessible van, to the lift in his bedroom, Helix shows his friend Edward exactly what his day-to-day life is. And Helix does all of this while demonstrating how their similarities outshine their differences. “Helix Rolls into a Sleepover” showcases life with an actual disability while teaching empathy, understanding, and encouraging friendship. It is not only educational, but delightfully fun! Every Helix book includes educational information about the real-life Helix and his other tortoise friends! “Helix Gets His Wheels” readers will be thrilled that the hidden stork carrying a tortoise is back on every page and this time, there is a new hide-and-seek character for them to find!
*This book does not launch publicly until February 12th, 2020. Preorder it now, and receive it by January 24th, 2020.