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:
A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think — even if you’re big and tough, and your friends are fuzzy and cute. What happens when a big tough bruiser of a dog comes up against a bunch of sweet fluffy bunnies? Will his big tough heart melt? Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighbourhood. He has a big mean car that he likes to drive around the big, mean streets. Everyone knows that Mike is big and mean and that’s just the... More info
Waiting for Hugo by Amanda Niland is a book that explores notions of diversity and difference through a story suitable for 3 to 7 year olds. The central character is a young boy who has an obsessive interest which dominates his life and that of his family. This is a trait often present in children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The story is narrated by Hugo's older sibling, who grapples with acceptance of her brother's eccentricity. Hugo's obsession and consequent skill with numbers brings rewards for him... More info
The Hugging Tree tells the story of a little tree growing all alone on a cliff, by a vast and mighty sea. Through thundering storms and the cold of winter, the tree holds fast. Sustained by the natural world and the kindness and compassion of one little boy, eventually the tree grows until it can hold and shelter others. The resilience of the Hugging Tree calls to mind the potential in all of us: To thrive, despite times of struggle and difficulty To nurture the little spark of... More info