Heath Grace was born in an orchard in Germany and moved with his family to rural Cornwall when he was just nine weeks old. Growing up, Heath has played alongside children with neurological differences and physical disabilities. He has also worked as a facilitator on The Sensory-being Project. Although just five years old when he wrote this book, those five years represent five years of witnessing and responding to the reality of autism first-hand. Starting school gave Heath a wider repertoire of insight into people and the need to understand and explain difference, which motivated him to write this book during his first ever summer holiday. Joanna Grace is the founder of The Sensory Projects and works as a sensory engagement and inclusion specialist. She has been a special school teacher, a foster carer and a support worker for people with disabilities and neurological differences. She grew up on a boat at sea and now lives in rural Cornwall close to the ocean that she loves. Joanna is autistic.
[T]here is a remarkable tenderness here, between mother and child, an acceptance which is both beautiful and charming and heart-warming. The drawings offer a clarity, the voice of the child a purity, uncomplicated and direct. But of course what seals its success is the equally honest and pragmatic replies from the adult. Chris Packham, Broadcaster, Environmentalist and Author