Hardback: £9.99 / $16.95
2012, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-292-4, BIC 2: JNSG2 VFJD
Kevin thinks his mum is ridiculous for saying that he is wasting the sunshine and fresh air. As if it would ever run out! Kevin thinks you should always do up the top button. Why else is it there? Kevin thinks his computer brain is awesome because he can remember lots and lots of important facts about outer space, computers and football. Above all, Kevin thinks you should always tell the truth.
Kevin Thinks is the story of a boy with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who sees the world a little...differently! His quirky observations will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS, from his special interest in outer space and his aversion to itchy clothes, to his (mis)understanding of non-literal expressions and his tendency to say exactly what he thinks, regardless of the consequences. The illustrations accompanying the text reveal what is really happening from a neurotypical point of view, to often hilarious effect.
Humorous and insightful in equal measure, and ending with a positive message about the potential of individuals with Asperger Syndrome, Kevin Thinks is a fun read for all ages, and an ideal starting point for family and classroom discussions.
15 April 2013
We are delighted to announce that Kevin Thinks by Gail Watts has been named as Notable Book by The Children’s Book Council of Australia. Kevin Thinks has been recognised alongside ten others in the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. Over 400 submissions are submitted each year to the CBCA panel with the hope of being recognised in the country wide award. The panel, made up of 6 specialist judges, volunteer their services for...
9 April 2013
Gail Watts author of Kevin Thinks provides an update on how World Autism Awareness Day was marked in Melbourne, Australia. As you can see, Gail was joined by a very special guest on Amaze’s Walk in the Blue. World Autism Awareness Day in Melbourne was perfect. Before the walk families were spilling into Alexandra Gardens, enjoying picnics and watching circus...
20 May 2012
Thanks to JKP author Gail Watts who sent in these fabulous photos from the Australian book launch of Kevin Thinks this week! From Gail: “The group of women you see are mostly ASD mums, the ladies responsible for nagging me to submit the book in the first place. There is a picture of my parents...
30 April 2012
"Each child is a unique puzzle and I cannot help but be drawn in by their quirky natures. Sometimes it takes a lot of time and patience to teach them something, but when they finally have it, you get the highest of highs."
12 April 2012
Here, Gail Watts – mother of a son on the Autism spectrum and primary school teacher – shares a couple of her favourite illustrations from her new book, Kevin Thinks…about Outer Space, Confusing Expressions and the Perfectly Logical World of Asperger Syndrome. The character ‘Kevin’ is based on my son Reilly, when he was a small boy. Kevin Thinks was never...