Koby's Toy is the first book from the Koby and Friends series. Overall I want it to be bright and colourful so it's engaging, but not to the extent that it becomes overwhelming. After much deliberation on what kind of font to use, I decided to go with a plain, clear style which should be easy to read for children of all ages. I don't want to set an age range for the reader because I think that Autistic children are all so different that this style of book will be suited to different ages depending on how much they are struggling with the issue raised in the specific book.
So, the first book is about sharing and how it can be difficult to understand that sharing is considered the correct thing to do when playing around other children.
I hope that the Koby and Friends series can be helpful for children with Autism or Aspergers who struggle with concepts which a lot of children learn naturally, like how to share, or how to cope outdoors, and how to help with anger or anxiety etc.
Here is an example of what I have so far (just a few pages to give you an idea):
The front cover design:
Here we can see Koby excluding Chuckles:
Chuckles likes to play with Koby's car with his sister, Sparky:
Koby has noticed that Chuckles and Sparky are playing with his car without him:
The full book is available as a PDF for purchase here.