A Friend Like Simon|Kate Gaynor
A Friend Like Simon
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Irish publishing house Special Stories Publishing in conjunction with Irish Autism Action has released an exciting and unique new children's book focusing on young children with Autism/ASD. The book is beautifully illustrated by Irish artist Caitriona Sweeney and is designed to introduce all children, especially those in mainstream school, to a child with ASD. The story begins with Matthew greeting his new classmate Simon on his first day at a new school. When Mathew realises Simon is a little different to his other friends, he's just not sure if he wants to have 'a friend like Simon'. However, a school trip to the funfair soon helps to change his mind This new book will be a very welcome resource for Irish parents and teachers alike as an introduction to Autism/ASD for other young children.


  • ISBN-13: 9780956175120
  • ISBN-10: 0956175120
  • Publisher: Special Stories Publishing
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Dimensions: 10.75 x 8.25 x 0.08 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds
  • Page Count: 30
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8