My friends on the ID hall are starting the year with a very special storytime read aloud. Mr. Brad, one of my co-workers, brought me a great book that I’m reading to all of my buddies. It’s called, “Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe: Different is More.” The book is about a special giraffe who thinks about his world in a different, unique way. Using his own special talents and abilities, Grant learns to make eco-art which makes him well known across the world.
This book is super special primarily because it’s written and illustrated by a mother/son duo named Julie and Grant Manier. Grant is an award winning artist and this story is about his life. Grant is a young man with autism who wants to deliver a message to the world that “different, is more!”
This week, we are reading this wonderful story and then completing a group art activity where we glue Grant’s puzzle piece “dots” onto his body. In this way, hopefully Grant the giraffe can serve as a role model for the kiddos at our school.