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Book details
  • Genre:EDUCATION
  • SubGenre:Special Education / Physical Disabilities
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Helix
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:48
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543998924

Helix Rolls Into A Sleepover

by Randal Betz Jr. and Carol Mason Shrader View author's profile page

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Overview
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!
Description
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!
About the author
Randal Betz Jr. was born on January 16, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and spent his summers deep-sea fishing and playing on the beaches of Ocean City, New Jersey. For high school he went to the Pennington School in New Jersey, where friends, teachers, and coaches forever influenced him. He has a degree in animal biology from Penn State University, which he does not use professionally, but more so for his passionate hobby of turtle and tortoise conservation. He currently lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with his wife, Meghann, and their four children. He is a full-time husband and father, a medical sales consultant by day, a tortoise conservationist by night.
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