Last April, JKP celebrated World Autism Awareness Day 2011 at the V&A Museum of Childhood’s special autism event and exhibition.

The highlight of this special day was a reading of The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger’s Syndrome by the author, Kay Al-Ghani, and illustrator, Haitham Al-Ghani. Haitham read the book to a crowd of children and their parents, while Kay signed along in Makaton.

Watch this video for a preview of the story and to see Haitham’s artistic skills in action as he draws his Red Beast character live. Enjoy!


Copyright © Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011.

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  1. I am a Professional Family Support Worker. Working within a children’s centre means that I engage with a number of children who are diagnosed with Autism. Having watched your video on the ‘ Red Beast ‘ I shall make a purchase of the book and let you know what developments it brings. I look forward to reading it and sharing the story with the children and their families.

    Many thanks,

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