I bought this book on a whim when I saw it in my local bookshop today. I've been reading, selecting and buying books for individuals all my life, and have a pretty good eye for them, and this one appealed to me for my 12 year old daughter, who has something right up at the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum. She's not been the easiest child lately, thinks the world (well, particularly her class) is against her, and is a little tricky to get through to, but this caught her imagination straightaway. She asked if she could have a look at it, then asked if she could be left alone with it, and then produced the beginnings of a story, together with the 'blurb' (her words) for the back of the book she had decided to write!
Makes it so easy to set a child off on a journey of their own, and I'm looking forward to seeing the new packs, and how my youngest daughter reacts to it as well.
And we'll definitely be taking it to school next term to show the English teachers!