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
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
This book is about autism, but it's such an excellent picture book in its own right that is would be a great shame to pigeon-hole it as an 'issues' story... Polly Dunbar's excellent illustrations are full of entertaining incidental detail. (The Ultimate First Book Guide
A sensitively handled story. (Child Care
It's a book that promotes acceptance and sensitivity in a beautiful and non-sentimental way. (Booktrust
About the Author
Lesley Ely is an experienced headteacher who has taught autistic children in mainstream schools. She lives in Northamptonshire. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Measuring Angels
and Looking After Louis.
Polly Dunbar was born in Stratford upon Avon. Daughter of children's author Joyce Dunbar, Polly first started illustrating when she was 16 and has a degree in Illustration at the University of Brighton. Polly's books for Frances Lincoln are Down the Back of the Chair, Measuring Angels, Looking After Louis
and Bubble Trouble
. She lives in Brighton, Sussex.
To visit Polly Dunbar's website click here
To read an interview with Polly Dunbar click here