Jesse and the Super Sensorific Seashore Book CoverJesse and the Super Sensorific Seashore Book follows Jesse, a young boy with autism, as he explores the wonders of the seashore for the very first time. During his adventure, Jesse struggles with some of the many sensory challenges faced by autistic children. With the help of his family, he learns to overcome the fears and panics associated with his condition and experiences all the wonder and magic a day at the beach has to offer. The book is paperback and consists of 40 colorful pages. The book is written by Martha Bolton, illustrated by Silke Heyer and edited by Leslie and Lisa Ligon.

The Ligon Family consists of Lisa Ligon (mother), Leslie Ligon (father), Chloe (daughter, age 13) and Jesse (son, age 6). Jesse was diagnosed with autism at the early age of two years and nine months. The family committed themselves to learning more about autism to help understand Jesse. The inspiration for this book is a picture taken of Jesse at the beach. In the picture Jesse is on a noisy beach, in a life jacket, wet, holding a textured starfish, standing in water and yet he is OK. The front cover of the book is Silke Heyer’s adaptation of that picture. Jesse managed to make it through that day at the beach thanks to his progress in therapy, his parents, sister and his schedule. We want to share this day in order to bring awareness to autism.

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