Children's books

8th April 2005 at 01:00
LIKE ME LIKE YOU SERIES. By Jillian Powell. Evans. pound;9.99 per title (six titles)

This is a wonderful series, focusing on real children with particular illnesses or disabilities, showing readers how they and the people around them adapt.

In Aneil has a Food Allergy, Aneil takes us through a typical day in his life. Written in the first person, the text has an easy, informal style and emphasises that Aneil is like any other boy: he rides a bike, plays with family and friends, watches TV, goes to a birthday party - he just has to take care what he eats and has medication to hand for emergencies.

Sam uses a Wheelchair follows a young girl with spina bifida as she practises wheelchair racing, visits the youth club and plays a PlayStation dance game using her fingers.

In all the books there is a "can do" emphasis. Other titles focus on Zack (asthma), Becky (diabetes), Jordan (hearing loss) and Luke (Down syndrome).

All are attractive, with outstanding colour photographs.

Each book is endorsed by a prominent association (for example, Asthma UK) and there are simple glossary, index and further information pages.

The reading level is for Years 2 to 4, but the photographs are so effective that lots of information and discussion could arise from them alone.

Kevin Harcombe

Headteacher, Redlands primary school, Fareham

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now