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Iris has this profound fascination for the musican Dave Matthews, and she feels a compelling need to competein the bake-off for Dave. To compensate for nervousness, she has the habit of humming, beatboxing, andmaking musical contraptions out of items around her. It is this talent that gets noticed at several road stopsalong the way, which leads to her inevitable "gone viral" glory. At a donut shop, Iris sings like an angel. At acoffee shop, she plays a symphony using cups and the soda fountain. At a restaurant, she builds a gloriousmusical fountain out of dishes and pans. Iris is the kind of pure spirit who brings the best out of the worldaround her without knowing it.
Iris' mom (Maisy) and her best friend Eric set out to find Iris. All lives converge at Happy World, the Disneyesqueparadise, where the bake-off takes place. Iris, whose life has been one of isolation andmisunderstanding, finds out just how much she is loved. It doesn't matter whether she wins the bake-off, she'salready won the biggest contest of all, triumphing in life.
– Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., author of 'The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with SPD in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years'
"While telling a compelling tale, Palmer tears away the shades that have been closed on one of the least understood problems many children have. She absolutely nails the descriptions of how one with sensory issues feels, producing images a reader is likely not to forget. . . it's the clearest depiction of someone experiencing sensory issues I've ever read, and it's so easy to read."
– Autism Asperger's Digest, August 2016 issue (Book Review by Lyn Dunsavage Young)
|Dimensions||210 x 140|
|Date Published||30 Dec 2016|
|Subject/s||Family & health   Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs   Fiction   Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's/YA)   Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's/Y  |