Point to Happy: For Children on the Autism Spectrum

Conceived of, written, and designed for children on the autism spectrum, Point to Happy combines a picture book and a pointer to create a breakthrough in reaching children who communicate best through pictures. Point to happy. Point to sad. Point to hug. Give me a hug. The parent reads, the child points. It turns reading into a joyful, shared experience. Dozens of friendly photographs are compelling to look at and easy to understand. The text is clear and direct. By pointing to the pictures in the book―moods, activities, everyday objects, the rituals of going to bed and getting ready in the morning―children will learn to convey their wants and needs, their experiences and, most importantly, their feelings.

© 2011 Afton Fraser, Miriam Smith
Audience: Children