Age 5-7 | Paperback | 32 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication August 2019 | ISBN 9781912654802
Through the Eyes of Us is a beautiful picture book giving an insight into the world of children with autism.
In this second book of the series, Kya is now going to school and has a best friend, Martha, who is also on the autistic spectrum but expresses herself very differently. Whilst Kya is quiet in the class, Martha is talkative and asks lots of questions. Both enjoy the sensation of eating, but Martha doesn’t understand that she can eat too much. Both like a bedtime routine, but whilst Kya can keep going until late at night, Martha knows when she is tired and takes herself to bed.
Signed copies available.
Books by Jon Roberts and Hannah Rounding:
Booktrust's 'Bookmark' Book of the Month August 2019
'This book is a joy to read, brimming with fun throughout. It gently explains the world of two girls with autism, their similarities and particular differences. The illustrations spill out brightly onto the pages, showing the busy, hilly sensory world of someone with autism. The simplicity of delivery means that children reading this can learn about autism while also having fun with the story.' Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reads 2019-20
'With Hannah Rounding's vibrant illustrations, this is a fantastic book to help others understand how life can appear to people on the autistic spectrum.' Saffia Farr, Juno Magazine
'Charmingly brought to life with exuberant illustrations by Hannah Rounding, this is a book which shares valuable autism-related experience, such as how certain activities may stimulate and why different textures can appeal. Above all, it is a beautiful book, rich in its universal sense of childhood fun and friendship, as we witness two children’s affection for each other, their classmates and their families.' Booktrust
'This is a story filled with happiness. A welcome addition to your storytime bookshelf and simply perfect for building understanding of difference; which, if we're paying attention, we will notice may not be quite so different after all. A marvelous, wonderful book!' Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
'The pictures are a treat, full of action and soft watercolour from an illustrator who understands, and the whole is redolent of a loving father and his 'beautiful daughter'.' Books for Keeps
Praise for the series:
‘A beautiful story about a beautiful girl. We wish you all the best for August and hope others love Kya’s story as much as we do.’ National Autistic Association Cymru
‘This beautiful and charming book captures the true delights of being autistic.’ Alan Gardner, The Autistic Gardner
‘Beautifully written and illustrated children’s book, great introduction to understanding #autism. An important book!’ Carrie Grant