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With diary entries written by 11-year-old Libby Scott, based on her own experiences of autism, this pioneering book, written in collaboration with esteemed author Rebecca Westcott, has been widely praised for its realistic portrayal of autism.

Tally is 11 years old, and she's just like her friends. Well, sometimes she is. If she tries really hard to be. Because there's something that makes Tally not the same as her friends. Something she can't cover up, no matter how hard she tries: Tally is autistic.

Tally's autism means there are things that bother her even though she wishes they didn't. It means that some people misunderstand her and feel frustrated by her.

People think that because Tally's autistic, she doesn't realise what they're thinking, but Tally sees and hears - and notices - all of it. And, honestly? That's not the easiest thing to live with. 

Endearing, insightful and warmly uplifting, Can You See Me? is a story of autism, empathy and kindness that will touch listeners of all ages.

©2019 Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott (P)2019 Scholastic Ltd

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a great learning curve

fantastic book to help me understand how my daughter feels on a day to day basis.

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  • Darren
  • 03-09-2019

Great for kids’ understanding

My nine-year-old, who had ASD, specifically asked me to leave this review. It is the first review she had ever left on any book: "This is a statement from Izzy. I really enjoyed this book. It was brilliant and I learned way more about autism than I thought possible". [Dad says]: High praise indeed. I think my daughter maybe learnt more about herself than she thought she would. That is worth its weight in gold.

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  • Marnie
  • 09-04-2020

Every school child should read this

A brilliant insight into the life of an eleven year old girl with autism. Well written and very well performed.

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  • zrh2
  • 12-08-2019

A must-read story

This story is great on a number of levels- as a helpful insight into what some autistic children may be feeling, (although everyone is different), how to react through different experiences, and the all- difficult transition to secondary school, and the story line itself. As I have an autistic 10 year-old daughter, I made all family members read (or listen to) it as well. Thank you for writing it.

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  • Dawn Holder
  • 07-08-2019

heart felt story

Gripped by every word! An emotional look at a young girls struggle coping with autism and school. I loved every minute of it

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  • James Harris
  • 22-10-2020

An incredible eye opener

As a parent of a daughter living with autism this seemed like a must read, I am so glad that I did. Never have I read something so helpful that I felt I could relate to but with a new level of understanding. I'm not perfect and I won't always get it right, but I feel more confident after reading this that I can support my little girl on a stronger level now. thank you for sharing your experience and putting it together in such an engrossing format. More please!

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  • Stephnkey2411
  • 25-09-2020

Didn't want it to end

What a beautiful written and read book. I fall asleep when reading so audible is perfect for me! The reading of it was brilliant! The story broke my heart and I hope that others will read it or teachers may read it to their class, so more people don't have to hide behind a mask.

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  • Darren
  • 08-09-2020

I just didn't want this book to end its charming.

I got this book because I wanted to understand more about autistic children and what an amazing book this is. Beautifully narrated, charming & emotional. While I had to persist at the beginning, it quickly grew on me and I just didn't want it to end. It really makes you feel and empathise for the the characters and they were portrayed beautifully (the educational message certainly gets across). I can't praise the narrator enuph - she was first class!

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  • Ms. Beverley Perkins
  • 27-08-2020

Read this... adult or child...

An insight into the life of Libby - who happens to be both autistic and awesome

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  • Mrs
  • 16-08-2020

so good

plz get this book its very good indeedy as a disable person I real enjoyed this book

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  • Carly Bland
  • 22-07-2020

insightful and brilliant

in formative well written and performed easy to listen to .well recommended to anyone .

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