A First Look At: Autism: I See Things Differently
Illustrated by Claire Keay
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 superb A First Look At series consists of a number of information books that give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools to encourage classroom discussions.
There are 700,000 people in the UK who are autistic and what life feels like for them is conveyed beautifully in this simple picture book. It offers an insight into some of the sensory difficulties that people with autism experience, as well as explaining what is perceived as their odd behaviour.