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 reassuring picturebooks that give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues.
Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class.
Suitable for Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7), occasional prompts throughout the text give a chance to discuss the issue being raised.
Written by trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is a part of an acclaimed and successful, long-running series of picture-book non-fiction books for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during 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.