By Author / Illustrator
Christine McGuinness, Hannah Jayne Lewin
Representation & Inclusion
Paperback / softback
The perfect picture book celebrating all children with a message of kindness and friendship. I might not like gritty sand or scratchy labels, busy places or messy tables, but with ... a quiet walk ...a gentle smile ...and some time alone for a little while ... I can be amazingly me - just like you.
In this first children's book from autism ambassador, Christine McGuinness shows just how important it is to embrace diversity and inclusivity while highlighting just how much it means to accept one another, just as we are with all the uniqueness that makes us special. Recently diagnosed with autism along with her three children, Christine's message to parents and carers to help them talk with their children about neurodiversity is the perfect way to introduce the subject to any child.
This picture book for 3+ emphasises the importance of empathy and kindness Vibrant art from Hannah Jayne Lewin communicates a positive message A strong message that will resonate with all children.
Amazing Me, Amazing You is a lovely picture book, beautifully illustrated, that is great to share with children in primary school. I shared this with some Y3 children, and it opened up great discussions about how everyone is different and how that doesn't matter. It opened up questions and conversations and the children were able to relate what the children were saying and feeling in the book to some of the friends they have in school. One child said: "I really like this book as it tells us that you should always be yourself, no matter what. Everyone is different and special in their own special way." Lovely!
Picture book / Reviewed by Ashley Clayton, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 5+