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
'The story will help to develop empathy and understanding, through its gentle humour, in practitioners unsure of what the condition means, or how children with it see and makes sense of the world.'
'I thoroughly recommend this book and laughed, in recognition, throughout.'
'Gail Watts has produced a touching and engaging book that would be very valuable both within families to explain some of the subtleties of AS but also in primary classrooms to explain Asperger and some of the challenges which everyday social situations might present.'
'this little picture book gives real insight into the mind of a child with Asperger's... The pictures with line drawings of furniture and brightly-coloured square people are fun and very expressive of Kevin's sometime lack of understanding.'
- healthy Books
'This is a delightful story with observations from real life events that reveal the logic of children with Asperger Syndrome. The amusing drawings enhance the text and give children an opportunity to work out each scenario in a non-threatening format. You could discuss the book with a child on the spectrum, give it to siblings or friends to help their understanding or just enjoy the gentle humour and celebrate the achievements of these special children. This book is fun to read for all ages and ends with a positive and true message. Highly recommended.'
- Dr. Sian Hughes (MB Bch MRCP FRACP), Developmental Paediatrician specialising in autism and Coordinator of Eastern Health Autism Program, Victoria, Australia
'A wonderful, humorous and poignant insight into the thinking and experience of a young person with Asperger Syndrome. Each situation opens up an opportunity to question the reason behind 'Kevin's' thinking, thus developing interest and understanding. For all ages.'
- Val Gill PSM, Principal, Western Autistic School, and CEO Autism Teaching Institute, Victoria, Australia
'This clever and clearly illustrated story provides an accessible and valuable resource for mainstream teachers, wishing to convey to their students, the behavioural characteristics of children with Asperger Syndrome. I commend it to mainstream teachers everywhere.'
- Therese Brophy, Primary School Teacher
'I care what Kevin Thinks, too! Being the mother of my own 'Kevin' this simple but sensitive book strikes an emotional chord at every turn of the page. An extremely satisfying read, leaving me smiling, reminding me that stressors that can accompany life with 'Kevin' can be clarified by the engaging honesty of these children. The wonderful illustrations especially the facial expressions capture perfectly the feelings of each family member, I see my family in these beautiful characters. My own Kevin commented after reading "He does have some really good points!"'
- Jackie Horwood, Asperger parent