Theodore Bearkins Lost His Blue Sunglasses
Author: Gina DeGregorio-Sonbert
Published by Benjamin McRae
It is a BLUE beach mystery! When Theodore and his best friend Crocodile Duckhands go surfing, a HUGE wave torpedoes Theodore’s blue sunglasses off his face! As the pair comb the beach to find them, they discover mysterious obstacles along the way and realize they need YOU to be a great friend and use your voice to help them.
This was an amazing project to work on. Gina created Theodore as a way to normalize and bring awareness to autism without bringing it as the main plot. Through the book, we see that the main character that is non-verbal, going through the story in his own way without addressing it! I hope that children can appreciate the book and the main character, and hopefully this can start a conversation about normalizing neurodivergence!
Theodore Bearkins Lost His Blue Sunglasses is the first book in the series. Each book has a color theme, the first book’s color is blue so most of the objects and environments fit with the theme!