Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

By Melanie Walsh

A groundbreaking picture book which explains Asperger's Syndrome in a simple, gentle and positive way to very young children.

A groundbreaking picture book, described by the National Autistic Society as "delightful ... full of positive messages", which explains Asperger's Syndrome in a simple, gentle and positive way to very young children. Meet Isaac. He's a superhero! He might look like everyone else, but he has a kind of autism called Asperger's. Inside this book he'll tell you all about what it's like to have his Asperger superpowers. An essential book for anyone wishing to understand more about Asperger's Syndrome.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406373141
  • Published: 02 Mar 2017
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 270 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'A very accessible, positive story explaining Asperger’s to young children. Backed by the National Autistic Society, it is an excellent resource for classrooms and libraries.' Bookseller

'Groundbreaking picture book explaining Asperger’s Syndrome in a simple, gentle, positive way to young children.' The Bookseller

'Melanie Walsh’s picture book for the very young is visually cartoonish without being patronising. […] It will appeal to those affected and unaffected by Asperger’s […] It’s a wise and cheerful book for anyone who wants to understand the syndrome better.' The Times

'…a book which gently explains Asperger’s syndrome to young children. […] Full of comfort and wisdom – just like Melanie Walsh’s Goodbye Grandma' The Herald

'[This book] wears its heart on its sleeve […] It is a good, bright, dauntless book – and does not make the mistake of labouring the detail.' The Observer

'An essential book for helping children to understand this form of autism.' Nursery World

'This is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand more about Asperger’s Syndrome. This very accessible, ground-breaking picture book explains ASD in a simple, gentle and positive way to very young children. With bright bold illustrations, this story shows the challenges faced by children with autism as well as their strengths.' Junior News and Mail

'“This is a fantastic book to help young children to understand Asperger Syndrome. It helps them to see the world through the eyes of a child who has Asperger’s so that they can empathise rather than tease. […] Overall Asperger’s is portrayed in a positive light, while pointing out that there are differences between mainstream children and those with the condition, which may not always be clear to see. This book can be used in a mainstream or SEN class, to help other children understand their classmates, or to assist a child with Asperger’s to accept their own characteristics as normal for them. The book also effectively explains the difficulties children with Asperger’s may have with loud noises, and other challengers that they face on a daily basis. It’s an invaluable read for key stage 1 children, particularly if they know somebody who has Asperger Syndrome.”' Practical Pre-school

'A fun and effective way of explaining Asperger’s to children, Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! is an elegant exploration of an often misunderstood condition without being preachy. With bright illustrations and a positive outlook, this is a super read for kids, ordinary civilians and masked heroes alike!' Children's Books Ireland - Mind Yourself

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