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The Green-Eyed Goblin : What to Do About Jealousy for All Children Including Those on the Autism Spectrum - K. I. Al-Ghani

The Green-Eyed Goblin

What to Do About Jealousy for All Children Including Those on the Autism Spectrum

By: K. I. Al-Ghani, Haitham Al-Ghani (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 21st October 2016
ISBN: 9781785920912
Number Of Pages: 48
For Ages: 5+ years old

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Deep inside everyone, a little goblin lies sleeping. When it wakes up, its eyes turn green, its nose grows and it starts to breathe a smelly green mist.

This is the story of the wakening of a Green-Eyed Goblin. When Theo sees his sister getting lots of attention for her birthday, his sleeping goblin wakes and he can't seem to stop himself from saying all the horrid things the nasty goblin's green mist is making him think. Will Theo learn how to send his Green-Eyed Goblin back to sleep in time for the party?

This fun, illustrated storybook will help children aged 5-13 to understand and cope with jealousy and how it can sometimes make us feel not good enough. A helpful introduction for parents and carers explains jealousy in children, and a section at the back of the book provides strategies for overcoming it.

About the Author

K. I. Al-Ghani is a special educational needs teacher, university lecturer and international author, who has worked for more than 37 years in the field of education. She is currently a specialist teacher for inclusion support and is involved with training professionals, students and parents in all aspects of ASD. As an author and a mother of a son with ASD, she has spent the last 26 years researching the enigma that is autism.

Haitham Al-Ghani is a talented book illustrator and cartoon animator. He graduated with Triple Distinction in Multi Media Studies and was nominated for and won the Vincent Lines Award for creative excellence.

Industry Reviews

I love the author's boundless creativity and use of accessible language to help children wrap their minds around a very important lesson. By giving jealousy its own personality as a Green-Eyed Goblin, it also helps children learn to be less attached to it, so they can learn how to move from jealousy to gratitude. BRAVO Kay! You've written another gem. -- Brian R. King, Success Coach for Asperger's, ADHD & Dyslexia
The illustrations alone would make this book worthwhile! The crayon, child-like and very expressive pictures add greatly to the text... Nevertheless, both are very necessary to this book about jealousy and anger... the author is an expert on autism, and she may well intend this to be an autistic child. However, the story is highly useful for non-autistic children too - those who are capable of great anger for small reasons... She also has some good coping strategies that will help... A beautifully published book with lots going for it. -- Healthy Books * healthybooks.org.uk *

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Jealousy something every child goes through, they want what their siblings have or a school friend has, they want something at the shops or what Mum and Dad have. As parents or caregivers when we say no, it can be frustrating when the child then acts out. This book provides a story that is easily relatable, easy to follow and gives clear examples and tips to help the child process this strong emotion. Written for children with ASD I find it is great not only for special needs children but all so for NT as well.



The Green-Eyed Goblin

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1. Introduction.

2. The Green-Eyed Goblin.

3. The Last Word.

ISBN: 9781785920912
ISBN-10: 178592091X
Series: K.I. Al-Ghani Children's Colour Story Books
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 5+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 21st October 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 28.58  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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