How To Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine

By GUGLIELMO, Amy & Jacqueline Tourville

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ISBN
9781534410978
Publisher
S. & S. Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2018  |  Elementary

K-Gr 3—Guglielmo and Tourville (Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair) team up again to present a picture book biography of noted out-of-the-box thinker, Temple Grandin. The authors focus on young Grandin's creativity and ingenuity and her sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells, and touch—being hugged "felt like being stuffed inside the scratchiest sock in the world.". The narrative details how Grandin came to work on the cattle...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2018

As a child with autism and hypersensitivities to sounds, smells, and touch, Temple Grandin (now a professor of animal science and world-renowned animal rights advocate) shied away from hugs. Even though she loved her family, hugs from them "felt like being stuffed inside the scratchiest sock in the world. If anyone tried to give her a hug, she kicked and screamed and pulled away." Then, on a visit to her aunt's ranch as a teenager, she saw how a skitt...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Grandin, who grew up with autism and hypersensitivity to touch, saw a calf become calm after entering a squeeze chute and made a comparable human "h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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