Looking After louis

Author: Lesley Ely and Polly Dubar


A sensitive story about a child with special needs and how he learns to make friends with his classmates in a mainstream school.

There s a new boy at school called Louis. Louis sits next to me and I look after him. He s not quite like the rest of us. Sometimes I wonder what he s thinking about. He often just sits and stares at the wall. If I ask him what he s looking at he says, Looking at and carries on looking. This introduction to the issue of autism shows how through imagination, kindness, and a special game of football Louis s classmates find a way to join him in his world. Then they can include Louis in theirs.