by Deborah Brownson, illustrated by Ben Mason - £9.99 Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2019)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781785928727 | ISBN 10: 1785928724
Fed up of everyone not understanding her friend Jake, Taryn candidly explains her understanding of autism, and why Jake's behaviour isn't naughty! This book is quick and fun way for children aged 6-10 to learn about autism and the vibrant illustrations provide a unique visual representation of what it's like to be autistic.
Taryn and Jake are best friends who have lots of similarities and lots of differences. One of the differences is that Jake has autism and Taryn doesn't, which means they can act differently sometimes. Taryn knows that people with autism are often mistaken for being naughty when it's actually a natural way for their brain to react. Fed up with everyone not understanding, Taryn decides to let the world know why Jake isn't naughty! Join Taryn as she candidly explains her understanding of autism, and why there's always a reason behind everything Jake does.
This distinctively illustrated book is a quick and quirky way to explain to friends and family why children with autism behave the way they do. Unique visuals provide a great sense of what it's truly like to have autism, making this the perfect book for children aged 6-10 to learn about autism.
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