The Tale of Tom the Tomato is the first in a planned series of illustrated stories aimed at children aged 7-12. This story is about a tomato called Tom and his quest for acceptance in an apple world!

Tom the Tomato was originally written for autistic children but the story will also help other neurodiverse children and their parents to see that they are not alone and there is a place in the world for everybody! If you are an older child or adult who enjoys cartoons, this book may also be suitable for you too.

Many autistic children and adults feel very misunderstood and this can be very lonely. The Tale of Tom the Tomato seeks to explain some of the difficulties that many autistic people face and to challenge misconceptions as well as promote understanding, love and acceptance towards autistic individuals.

It is hoped that by the end of this book you will feel both understood and encouraged to never give up, no matter what challenge you are facing.

Best wishes.

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . .

until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." - Atticus, To Kill a Mockingbird