A Butterfly Called Bennie
by Nichole Laub
A Butterfly Called Bennie is about accepting the differences of others, demonstrated by a world of cute, playful bugs that will appeal to children. Many children experience a feeling of not belonging, and not just because of things like autism. Everyone wants to be accepted for who they are. Hopefully readers will learn that we need to accept everyone’s differences because it’s what makes them who they are even when we don’t understand it.
About the Author
Nichole Laub was born and raised in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. She was raised in a middle-class family with two very loving parents. She has one brother, Donald. Laub has six children, all boys (Stephen, Zachary, Joshua, Alexander, Nicholas, and Benjamin). They are the inspiration in all that she does. Laub has a loving husband, and many blessings in her life that she is very thankful for. Laub is a practicing registered nurse with a great love of her profession. She strives every day to be the best that she can be in all that she does. When her son Joshua turned fifteen months, her life completely changed. He was diagnosed with autism. At that time, Laub felt devastated but time heals everything. That’s not to say there are not still challenges, but every day is a new adventure with all her children.