My Colouring Book Is Ruined
My Colouring Book Is Ruined! is a story about seeing beyond the inabilities and
imagining the possibilities. Written in rhyme and with lively, colourful illustrations, it is an attempt to give a difficult topic — autism — an ordinary, picture-book treatment to help younger readers understand:
What some people with autism may be like that makes them different, e.g. repetitive behaviour
How people with autism can be helped
The different things that people with autism can do if given the right training and support
Easy-to-read fact sheets about autism are provided at the back of the book.
There are also activity sheets for younger children in the form of colouring pages.
The main message of the book is one of hope and encouragement, and its aim is
to raise awareness of autism, especially among children.