A sensitive story about a child with special needs and how he learns to make friends with his classmates in a mainstream school.
There s a new boy at school called Louis. Louis sits next to me and I look after him. He s not quite like the rest of us. Sometimes I wonder what he s thinking about. He often just sits and stares at the wall. If I ask him what he s looking at he says, Looking at and carries on looking. This introduction to the issue of autism shows how through imagination, kindness, and a special game of football Louis s classmates find a way to join him in his world. Then they can include Louis in theirs.
About the Author
Lesley Ely is a teacher with experience of teaching autistic children in mainstream school.
About the Illustrator
Polly Dunbar studied illustration at Brighton. This is her first book for Frances Lincoln.
A children's book that was voted Top Choice in our January 2006 book reviews, has gone on to win the Nasen TES Special Educational Needs - Children's Book Award 2006... it introduces children to the issue of autism through use of an engaging story and attractive illustrations. Child Education This is an attractive book that is well illustrated and provides a tactful introduction to some of the aspects of autistic spectrum disorders. I would score this book 10/10. National Child Minding Association ... a moving picture book about an autistic schoolboy who makes a small breakthrough to which his friends and teachers respond. It helps children understand how being sensitive to others might make you, too, feel good Sunday Times
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
For Grades: K - 3
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 45.5 x 36.0 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.51