Elaine has used her two hats - being a mum of an autistic child and a specialist ASD teacher - wonderfully, to create this original and fun book for children to learn about neurodiversity and Autism, while they embark on a mystery-solving detective adventure!
What a brilliant book! I love it for so many reasons - it's clever, it's funny, it's thought provoking and extremely informative, plus the illustrations are excellent! Elaine Brownless and Mai-Ann Burns have managed to capture the essence of autism and reveal the positives of diversity whilst gently revealing the challenges that those on the autism spectrum deal with on a day-to-day basis. Highly recommended.
Many people are clueless when it comes to understanding Autism. Aided by two aspiring detectives - Kit & Scully and a super smart cat, called Minnie, this book invites us to don our deerstalkers and set off on a journey of discovery. Through its positive lens, we will see the commonalities, challenges and unique strengths of those with autism and celebrate its delightful diversity. A powerful teaching tool - full of child-friendly activities and information.
With an early understanding of autism, the next generation of children will be lucky enough to appreciate the value of inclusion and the importance of diversity. This fully illustrated book effortlessly covers a lot of important ground using a fun, interactive format, as well as answering real questions about autism in an easy-to-read style. I'd recommend this book as a valuable tool for peer training.