Explores important issues in a clear and matter-of-fact way to appeal to young children.
A beautifully illustrated picture book that helps children to understand autism.
This reassuring picture book explains what autism is in simple terms, helping children with siblings or classmates with autism understand what everyday life feels like from a child with autism's perspective
The book is written largely from the child's perspective. It is meant to be read with your child, or a group of children. in a way that allows the child to open up about what he or she thinks and feels.
Questions in 'What about you?' sections provide useful prompts for discussion.
Other books in this series by Pat Thomas:
My Place, written by Nadia Wheatley and illustrated by Donna Rawlins, was Children's Book Council Book of the Year for Younger Readers in 1988, and also won the YABBA children's choice award. Constantly in print for more than 20 years, this groundbreaking blend of history and imaginative fiction has been read in schools and homes around the country, and is now delighting a second generation of readers. *20th Anniversary edition of this Australian classic.* Discover, or rediscover, a 'time machine' which takes the reader back into the past. It... More info
Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous for no reason. Sometimes his stomach hurt. He had bad dreams. And he started to feel angry and do mean things, which got him in trouble. Then he met Ms. Maple, who helped him talk about the terrible thing that he had tried to forget. Now Sherman is feeling much better. This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for... More info
Matilda learns that if you feel unsafe, you need to tell an adult you trust, that you don't feel safe. She also learns the importance of persisting with telling adults you trust, until someone helps you feel safe again. As adults, we need to be careful about the messages we give to children. This book helps parents and teachers talk with children about self-protection, in a gentle and meaningful way. It also contains resource pages for adults, which include going over the main points of protective education (protective behaviours),... More info