Helping a friend

Alice the Aspiesaurus

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Alice offers the hand of friendship

Alice has found her place with the other dinosaurs at school. She can use her clever brain to help her classmates learn! And when new dinosaur Caitlin joins her class, Alice must overcome her fear of talking to unfamiliar dinosaurs, and help her classmates learn that not everyone likes to be teased.
  • A heartwarming dinosaur story that children will love
  • A fun, easy-to-read tale with a happy ending
  • Based on the author’s own experiences of autism
  • Fun, original, colourful illustrations, hand-drawn by the author
  • A story about facing our fears - relevant to children everywhere
  • A positive message about friendship and helping others
  • A reassuring tale that deals with overcoming challenges in life
  • Helping children learn how to cope with teasing
  • Learning that meeting new people needn’t be scary
  • A follow-up to ‘Different is Good’ by the same author





Join Alice the Aspiesaurus in this new heart-warming picture book that teaches children the value of friendship and helping others. It gives children a positive role model by showing Alice growing in confidence and facing her fear, while also teaching children that not everyone likes to be teased.

Alice the Aspiesaurus thought she was the only dinosaur who found it hard to fit in. But when new dinosaur Caitlin joins her class, Alice discovers that Caitlin is shy, too. What’s more, Caitlin’s birthday is coming up, and the other dinosaurs are teasing her. Unless Alice helps her, Caitlin will have no one to celebrate her birthday with. Now Alice must be brave. With the help of her friends, she arranges a surprise birthday party for Caitlin. And thanks to Alice’s help, Caitlin can befriend her classmates.

This fun, easy-to-read story is based on the author’s personal experiences of what it's like to be different. The book’s original, colourful illustrations are based on the latest dinosaur research, and will appeal to any child who loves dinosaurs.

Book specification     

Book specification

SKU HK5738
Format Paperback • 18x23cm • 32 pages • 35 pictures
ISBN 978-1-787117-38-9
UPC 6-36847-01738-5
Published SEPTEMBER 2021

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