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Children's Fiction Special Needs

Caillou Meets Sophie: A Story About Autism

Includes tips to support interaction with autistic children

text by Kim Thompson

illustrated by Mario Allard

Chouette Publishing, Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2019
Special Needs, Media Tie-In
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1


While playing at the park, Caillou meets Sophie, an autistic girl. She doesn’t speak, doesn’t like loud noises, but sees many beautiful things that other children usually don’t notice. In her very own way, she communicates with Caillou.

At her side, Caillou learns about the peculiarities of the autistic condition and understands that children with autism like to have fun, just like everyone. At the end of the day, Caillou is happy he made a new friend.

Caillou and Sophie, A Story About Autism contains a poster that describes the main characteristics of autism and the attitudes that should be adopted to facilitate the integration of autistic children into a group. The poster is approved by Autism Canada.


About the authors

Kim Thompson has worked for more than a dozen years as a writer and story editor on numerous children's television shows, including Franklin, Jacob Two-Two, Caillou, The Doodlebops, and George Shrinks. She lives in Toronto.

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