I Am Thomas by Monique Cain
About the Story
Curly-haired Thomas is very independent. He has a creative imagination and loves to explore the outdoors, but he is confronted by a lot of heightened sensory responses that affect how he responds to noise, crowds, and change in all other aspects of life.
It is especially hard for him to verbalise exactly how he feels and so he may respond physically. In this book, you will look at the world through Thomas' eyes and understand the challenges and joys daily life with autism brings to him.
See the World Through the Eyes of Madi and Thomas and Feel their Challenge, Wonder, and Hope!
These books are written simply, so children can understand them, but they open a window into the minds and hearts of those who have to struggle intensely to express themselves and who are frustrated by their failure.
Many autistic children are able to function in regular classrooms, bringing opportunities for both children and teachers to grow and learn in new ways. The first book in this series was written to help Madi’s teachers and classmates interact with and understand her better. The other kids loved that first book and often asked for it, and so did Madi’s teachers and so the series grew as Madi has grown. The book about Thomas was written to give a different perspective that highlights the uniqueness of each person (autistic or not). The series will grow as Madi and Thomas grow up and face new challenges with courage and perseverance.