Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Whizz-Kidz and Me

Have you every browsed through kids picture books looking for wheelchair users? or searched an online bookshop for kids books where wheelchairs are accepted as normal and not an issue?

I have. I failed to find any I liked. None that conveyed that sense of joy and freedom my wheels give me. None that made wheels feel normal.

With help from Whizz-kidz, this will change!

Working with a group from Whizz-kidz, in time for Christmas I will be having published the first books in a new series aimed at 2-6 year olds! Perfect for all young children - colourful, fun, unique - and breaking down the fear of 'different', helping all who read them (parents included) see past the chair. And raising money for Whizz-kidz at the same time. Perfect!

It is early days yet, but this project has totally captured my heart, and the time I've spent so far with the Whizz-Kidz and the input from them has been phenomenal - not least their liveliness and humour - which I now need to try and capture on paper!

I predict that the next 2 months are going to include some of the most rewarding hard work I have yet done!

(note: featured picture is not the final cover of the book.)