Author: Camilla Pang
Genre: Children’s Non-Fic
Published by: Hatchette
Publication date: 17/03/22
My rating: ★★★★★
I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
A unique guide to growing up perfectly weird and perfectly happy, by Dr Camilla Pang who was diagnosed with autism age 8 and was the youngest person and first writer of colour to win the Royal Society Science Book Prize for her book, Explaining Humans.
I’ve never been that good at science and was a little unsure about accepting this one when the email came through. Being autistic myself I decided to give it a try, I’m so glad I did. I really wish I had this book growing up. I would have got so much from it, especially as it’s written by someone with lived experience, knows the daily challenges we face and is a scientist. I know this will help a lot of autistic children. Perfectly Weird, Perfectly You is a handy guide to growing up, embracing differences and being autistic. Its relatable, easy to understand (for those like me who never got the hang of science) and is an easy read. That last part isn’t a bad thing, I’m an avid reader and even I look at some books and get overwhelmed by them.
The book is illustrated by Laurène Boglio, the illustrations bring so much to it. I found myself flicking through the book after finishing just to look at them again.
Although I feel autistic children will get so much from this, I also think all kids will benefit from reading it. To be honest I think most people of all ages should read it.
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