Ben Has Something to Say: A Story about Stuttering

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Albert Whitman, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Ben doesn't talk much at school, but looks forward to telling his father about his day because his father won't make fun of his stutter. At the nearby junkyard, Ben avoids talking to Mr. Wayne, but befriends his new guard dog, Spike. After a robbery, Mr. Wayne complains Spike didn't even bark and he'll take him to the pound. Will Ben speak up for Spike? This title is ideal in reaching out to children who stutter. Full-color illustrations.

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User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

I totally cried at this book in the library. I liked the illustrations, but I thought the story of a boy overcoming is fears and struggles to save a dog was really lovely. It's a good book for all kids, not just stutterers, to help learn about reaching out of your comfort zone. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Lears taught special education for 7 years and worked directly with autistic chilren.

Karen Ritz has illustrated more than forty books. She has a degree in Children's Literature from the University of Minnesota, and much of her original work is housed there in The Children's Literature Research Collection. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota

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