My Pants by Nicole Kohr
My Pants follows Celana, a relatable and quirky little girl who is obsessed with pants and struggling with everyday social interactions. Her parents take her to multiple doctors who can't seem to give a good explanation for her anxiety.
With eye-catching, brightly colored illustrations, My Pants is a story about inclusivity, advocating for yourself or others, and well, pants. It teaches children new coping mechanisms and includes fun activity pages at the end of the book. It's a must-have for every home and classroom. Fun for all ages (but best suited for ages 3-8).
"As a parent and a self-diagnosed person on the spectrum, I've read a lot of picture books about kids with autism and related conditions, but none were as satisfying, or full of love, as Nicole Kohr's My Pants. Chelsea Rosado's cozy and colorful illustrations show that neurodiversity can be a source of pleasure, a talent for finding wonder in the mundane." [read the full critique]
—Jendi Reiter, judge of the 2021 North Street Book Prize
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