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Eli’s Story: What Makes Me, ME!

There’s a superpower in being YOU!

Everyone is different and those differences are what makes each of us special.

Eli is autistic.

He sees and feels the world differently to most people. Seeing the world through his eyes, we get a better understanding of what it means to be autistic.

This beautiful book will help children discover that differences are not something to be worried about, but rather something to celebrate!
Author Tracey Lear nstagram: @elisstory_wmmm

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Price £6.99 available online Amazon.co.uk

Bizziebaby Bronze Award Winner 2022 Children’s Books and Parental Books Categories

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Eli’s Story: What Makes Me, ME! Reviews

Product Tested By Elisa Miles – Oliver 6 Years

Elisa Awarded Eli’s Story What Makes Me, ME! Book 5/5

A lovely cover with bright wording and pictures that attracted my son. The front cover is inviting as shows a little boy just like him with lovely big bright words. Oliver absolutely loved the story and especially that it rhymes as this seems to keep his attention a bit more. He has 2 friends in school with autism and he also possibly has SPD so he was able to point out bits that were the same as his friends and also himself. It really helped him to understand why his friends at school are different but also the same. I have tried to explain in the past when he asks questions but this book really helped explain. Beautiful pictures that showed what the words were explaining. Oliver picks his own books every night and he has picked this book about 5 times since we received it, he has many books to choose from but he has definitely enjoyed this one. I loved that it helped me explain his friends differences and also why they sometimes need some space when they get over whelmed. Oliver mostly liked the bits about noises and covering his ears. I think this is because Oliver has issues with loud noises too and covers his ears and asks to leave places if too noisy. He got very excited at this page as I think it meant he wasn’t the only one. It is never too early to start teaching our children that everyone is different and special in our own ways. I’m not sure a younger child may get the full concept of it but from age 3-4, especially if they have friends with autism, it’s great to start that conversation. Totally great value. It’s a lovely, well-made book that has now been read a few times and looks as new. I would buy this and I think it should be made available in schools. It’s a simple book that explains autism in simple terms. This is brilliant for young children to be able to understand what the book and Eli is saying. I would recommend and I think it should be in everyone’s book collection. A brilliant book explaining autism in a way children can understand. We have loved this book and will continue to read it. As Oliver has 2 friends with autism it was able to explain what autism is and why they sometimes act the way they do in a simple, but very effective way. Oliver was also able to see some things he does in the book to which he loved. Oliver sometimes asks questions about his friends and this book covers it all and makes it much nicer to read with the rhyming words and kept his attention well. It was great for opening up a conversation with him about people’s differences in all regards and not just autism. A fantastic book! Elisa Miles – Oliver 6 Years

Product Tested By Lyndsey Lauder – Maddison & Reuben – 5 & 3 Years

Lyndsey Awarded The Eli’s Story What Makes Me, ME! Book 4/5

It looked very professional and inviting. The front cover was inviting and they both instantly wanted to read the book and were excited by the title. Both of them really enjoyed the story. They were interested to find out about different children’s experiences and they asked lots of questions. My daughter was able to relate it to a pupil in her class and helped her understand why they might sometime behave differently. For my daughter especially this book helped her understand the differences some of her class mates have. Maddison has since been much more empathetic towards the boy and invited him to her birthday party despite some issues with his behaviour towards her. She knows that know that it’s not his fault and she needs to show compassion. This was something I instilled in her already but it was emphasised by the story. The illustrations are very good. We read it multiple times in the first couple of weeks but now tapered down now. They liked learning about how Eli saw the world. I think this book would be more suitable for 4-8 year olds. Good value as on a par with most children’s books. A good quality book. I would consider buying this product. I would recommend this book. I really enjoyed sharing this story with my children and answering their questions and seeing their understanding, Maddison in particular. It was nice to see them commenting on the pictures and retelling the story. It’s a sweet story that definitely highlights the challenges Autistic children face and offers a door to understanding them in a better, more compassionate way. Lyndsey Lauder – Maddison & Reuben – 5 & 3 Years

Product Tested By Charles Smythe – Arthur 5 Years

Charles Awarded The Eli’s Story What Makes Me, ME! Book 4.5/5

A bright colourful book which caught Arthur’s eye immediately. He loved the front cover and wanted to read it straight away. He did enjoy the story. The message was very powerful and Arthur’s sister is autistic and it helped him understand how she thinks a bit more and helped them to have a better understanding with each other. I think it helped him to be more understanding about his sister and how he interacts with her now. I think this book has opened up our son’s eyes to realise everyone is different but that does not make them any less special than anyone else. The illustrations really do enhance the message in the story. We have read this regularly over the weeks and still we have good conversations about the message and being helpful to other children who may think and act differently. My son liked the story and how it helped him engage with his sister with more compassion. I would not agree this is ideal for younger children as the message is more relative to 3-7 year olds. Good value and strong message. Quality is good. I would buy this book as a gift. I would recommend as I feel the message enables children to understand how children with autism react differently and why. Helps them engage and learn to relate more and just be normal. A very well written book and enables children to relate and understand differences and enjoy a better relationship with autistic children as they understand them better. Should definitely be a book read in schools. We enjoyed this book and would highly recommend. Charles Smythe – Arthur 5 Years

A brilliant book explaining autism in a way children can understand. We have loved this book and will continue to read it. As Oliver has 2 friends with autism it was able to explain what autism is and why they sometimes act the way they do in a simple, but very effective way. Oliver was also able to see some things he does in the book to which he loved. Oliver sometimes asks questions about his friends and this book covers it all and makes it much nicer to read with the rhyming words and kept his attention well. It was great for opening up a conversation with him about people’s differences in all regards and not just autism. A fantastic book!

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Elisa Awarded Eli’s Story What Makes Me, ME! Book 5/5

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