Stories for living

Hey, That’s Me !


Lawrence is a boy who knows a lot about plants, excels at mathematics and loves to call a spade a spade.

But his classmates sometimes give him a hard time because of his odd behaviour. Will the class trip to the botanical gardens at the end of the year help them to see Lawrence in a different light?

This picture book delves with honesty and understanding into the daily challenges of life for a boy with autism.


  • A picture book that explores the topic of autism with a direct yet empathetic approach. 
  • Text written by trained psychoeducator and passionate author Stéphanie Deslauriers, who has worked in the field of autism since 2006 and is often asked to share her professional opinion in the media.
  • Illustrations by the talented Geneviève Després wrap the story in a comforting poetic blanket.



Lawrence is a very endearing and very different kind of boy. He has autism, and he loves flowers with a passion. Through a carefully crafted narrative and rich vocabulary, this story helps to open the readers’ eyes to the way an autistic child might behave. The thoughtful, inspiring illustrations are simply magnificent.
– Choix des Libraires, Librairie Monet – Montréal


  • Finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Award for Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books
  • Shortlisted for the 2020 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the 2020 Harry Black Award, Picture Book category