Timothy Blossom sees the world differently to other people.
Barbara, Timothy’s mother, says this is due to his ‘special wiring,’ a concept he struggles to understand – as does Bert Blossom, probably the grumpiest dad in East Winslow.
Timothy is twelve years, three months and five days old. He also happens to be the brainiest kid at Highcrest Manor School, but only when it comes to science. When it comes to tying his shoelaces, well… that’s another matter.
‘Officially Brilliant’ is about the year Timothy finds out he has the ‘A-word.’ It's also about his blossoming friendship with, of all people, Adrian Wilkes; the single most annoying excuse for a human on the entire planet.
How will Timothy cope with the complexities of making friends and becoming a teenager?
Find out in 'Officially Brilliant.'
Steve Slavin is the author of Looking For Normal, and Timothy Blossom - Officially Brilliant!.
Looking For Normal recounts a life spent in the shadow of his childhood emotional dysfunction, and later through a relatively successful career as a musician and filmmaker. The book culminates in his surprise autism diagnosis at forty-eight years of age.
Timothy Blossom - Officially Brilliant, is about a twelve-year-old boy coming to terms with an autism diagnosis. It is the first in a series in which Timothy Blossom attempts to make sense of the world, in his own unique way.
The Timothy Blossom books are heartwarming and insightful: relatable to children who think differently about life, and enlightening for their parents and educators.