Buster, the lovable, caring puppy, begins to learn about himself and his strengths and what he has to offer the world, after struggling for some time with his own quirky and anxious tendencies and wondering why he doesn't fit in.
Buster is a delicate Goldendoodle pup! After Buster's mom gets fed up with his rigid tendencies, he begins to take walks with a supportive and encouraging dog walker named Kim, who encourages him to dig deeper into his quirkiness and pull out all his strengths and talents. Can Buster find what he has to offer the world?
Buster, the Delicate Doodle is a heartwarming picture book about learning to accept yourself for all your eccentricities. Buster is a very special dog who gets easily irritated and nervous, but learns to grow and embrace these unique tendencies and provide support to those around him. This book is perfect for children struggling with learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, sensory processing, or social interactions. Buster provides a great example of how to recognize personal strengths and talents and how to use them to outweigh and better understand any personal of their challenges or disabilities.
How it will be used- Goals
The book is to be used in classroom settings, as a tool to begin discussions etc. about student's strengths. It also serves to allow all of our "quirky", different, or anxious kiddos a chance to relate to the character, and begin to think of their "quirks" as part of who they are, and not necessarily "bad" characteristics.
The goal of this book and is to begin the thought process within children, teachers, and families, as there are a great many children who can identify with any type of “quirkiness”, social challenge, or “over-stimulated” state. It will be used in classroom settings, as a tool to begin discussions etc. about student's strengths. It also serves to allow all of our "quirky", different, or anxious kiddos a chance to relate to the character, and begin to think of their "quirks" as part of who they are, and not necessarily "bad" characteristics.
Buster, the Delicate Doodle is the first of a picture books series to be used by counselors, parents, and teachers within a whole-classroom setting grades 2-5. Additional lessons are designed to integrate social emotional learning with Common Core ELA reading and writing standards.