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Bear Shaped

Author and illustrator: Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden

When Jack loses his friend he is gripped by sadness, but the unexpected kindness of strangers helps him smile again. This beautiful book, based on a true story, depicts an autistic boy who wants his lost Bear back. With stunning, realistic images and heart-warming text, it's a must-read. (Note: autism is explicitly mentioned in the front endpapers.)

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  • Neurodiverse representation