Nine-year-old Adam dreads Sports Day - he usually comes last in the races and never gets chosen for the team events. So he is delighted when Mr Williams, the head teacher, announces that this year there will be an Alternative Sports Day with some very different challenges. There will be quizzes, riddles to solve, and a treasure hunt - all the things that Adam enjoys. At last he'll have a chance of winning something.
But as the competition runs high, how will Adam feel if his best friend Josie beats him to the Challenge Cup? And what will they do when they discover that James, the new boy in the class, is cheating?
A fun and absorbing children's story, Adam's Alternative Sports Day is suitable for children aged 7 and over.
Jude Welton has a 10-year-old son with AS. Originally trained as a child psychologist specializing in autism, she is a freelance writer, writing mainly on the arts. She has also written Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide for Friends and Family and What Did You Say? What Do You Mean? An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Acknowledgements. Dear Reader.1. PE on a Tuesday! 2. The Tortoise and the Hare. 3. Alternative Sports Day. 4. Adam and the Hieroglyphs. 5. The Nasty Smile. 6. Maths Practice. 7. Learning to Lose. 8. Van Gogh and the Comic Strip. 9. Saying Sorry. 10. Riddles, Quizzes and Jigsaws. 11. The Concerns Board. 12. An Act of Bravery. 12. Dear Reader. 13a.The Class Champion. 14a. The Cup. 13b.The Class Champion. 14b. The Cup. Further Reading