Frankie's World

Aoife Dooley


Un-put-down-able” is how one judge described Frankie’s World, the winning illustrated book. Frankie, the star of the story, believes she’s an alien because she’s so small and feels different to her classmates.

This brilliant graphic novel – based on autistic author Aoife Dooley’s own experiences – is warm, funny and engaging, and features a diverse and inclusive cast of characters.

The judges particularly liked the humour in the illustrations (look out for a Tiktok dance), and how the images help readers understand Frankie’s feelings and what’s happening inside her mind




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