Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger's Syndrome

Deep inside everyone, a red beast lies sleeping.... When it is asleep, the red beast is quite small, but when it wakes up, it begins to grow and grow.

This is the story of a red beast that was awakened!

Rufus is in the school playground when his friend John kicks a ball that hit him in the stomach, and wakes up the sleeping red beast "I hate you - I'm gonna sort you out!''. The red beast doesn't hear the teacher asking if he's okay. It doesn't see that John is sorry - how can Rufus tame the red beast?

This vibrant fully illustrated children's storybook is written for children aged 5 years and up, and is an accessible, fun way to talk about anger, with useful tips about how to 'tame the red beast' as well as guidance for parents on how anger affects children with Asperger's Syndrome (autism / ASD).


About the author:

K. I. Al-Ghani is a special educational needs teacher who has worked for more than 30 years in the field of education and lives in Hastings, England. As the mother of a child with autism, she has spent over 20 years researching autism and this book includes strategies she has used over the years to help children cope with life on the spectrum. 




Kay Al-Ghani


Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Number of pages:

48 years

For Ages:

5-9 years