Benny Doesn't Like to Be Hugged

Zetta Elliott

Picture Book

Realistic Fiction, Disability, In Verse

September 29th, 2017

A little girl uses rhyming verse to describe the unique traits of her autistic friend. Benny likes trains and cupcakes without sprinkles, but he can also be fussy sometimes. The narrator doesn't mind, however, because "true friends accept each other just the way they are." A gentle story encouraging children to appreciate and accept our differences.

Benny Doesn't Like to Be Hugged