Say 'Hello' to Alice …
Alice and the Aspiesaur species are the fictional creations of Lucy Martin. Drawing on personal experience of autistic spectrum disorder, and wanting to provide children with a positive message about autism, Lucy combined her love of art and creative writing with a first-class degree with honours in Zoology, creating Alice, and the Aspiesaur species, to be a literary 'avatar' that ASD children can directly relate to.
Different is good and Helping a Friend are Lucy's first books in a series of heart-warming illustrated tales for children, and featuring Alice the Aspiesaurus, a young autistic dinosaur. Highly relevant and helpful to children with autism, the books explore the emotions and feelings they may experience, aiming to help autistic kids understand why they may feel different via stories that any child can relate to, and to understand that 'different is good.'
Each of Lucy's hand-drawn illustrations is based on the very latest paleontological research, from which dinosaurs had feathers or scales, to what each dinosaur's habitat looked like, and what they ate. To accompany Lucy's series of books, is a set of free Dinosaur Fact Sheets revealing fascinating details about the real dinosaur characters that appear with Alice. Introducing children to the world of Alice the Aspiesaurus, and her real-life dinosaur friends, they are a great way to stimulate interest in dinosaurs and natural history.
Follow that dinosaur!
Alice is not only the star of Lucy's books, but also has her own facebook page Run with a little help from Lucy, Alice's page is the perfect place for children – and adults – to pick-up tips and strategies for living with ASD, and dealing with their feelings – whether it's for themselves, a sibling, or a friend. Her own experience of ASD means Alice is perfectly placed to communicate to children in a way that is fun, engaging, and clear, while offering genuinely helpful advice for all kids. As well as tips and advice, there are posts on a whole range of topics, that are educational and fun and suitable for children of any age – even grown-ups.
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Our fun and FREE Dinosaur Fact Sheets teach children all about Alice, as well as revealing facts about five real-life dinosaurs that feature in Alice's world. Each presents fascinating details about a dinosaur species in a fun, engaging and novel way – from the fictitious Aspiesaurs, to real-life Stegosaurs, Ornitholostes, and more! Learn when each species was discovered, what their Latin names mean, when and where they lived – even who they lived with and what they ate!
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