Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Eight-book series. Available from AMAZON
Designed for children ages 5-12
Each story is devoted to emphasizing a challenge associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Titles include, FIDGET!, THE SCHOOL DAY, THE TWINS LEARN OF THEIR DISORDER, ADVOCATE!, THE MELTDOWN, THE TWINS SENSORY SMARTS, THE BIRTHDAY BASH, and THE TWINS CAUSE HAVOC!
FASD Children’s Picture Book Series, by Barbara Studham
FIDGET! focuses on Strawberry and Cracker’s hyperactivity.
THE SCHOOL DAY describes the twins’ need for daily supports and supervision before, during, and after school.
THE TWINS LEARN OF THEIR DISORDER highlights the importance of understanding the disorder in order to cope with its signs and symptoms.
ADVOCATE! was written with FASD Awareness Day in mind. The twins reach out to neighbors and friends to describe the challenges associated with the disorder.
THE MELTDOWN emphasizes the difference between a meltdown and a temper tantrum. Strawberry’s meltdown is caused by sensory overload, whereas Cracker’s tantrum stems from not getting his demands met.
THE TWINS’ SENSORY SMARTS describes the twins’ various sensory issues, and how they have learned to cope.
THE BIRTHDAY BASH illustrates the FASD challenges associated with attending birthday parties. Despite strategies in place to offset their struggles, the party overwhelms the twins causing them to act out
THE TWINS CAUSE HAVOC! Taking children with an FASD on a day trip comes with its own problems: some minor, others not so much!