Children’s book teaches youngsters about disabilities
From the author and illustrator of What Happened to You?, a funny, whip-smart and friendly picture book that asks readers to think about the stories and feelings abled people attach to disability.
When people meet Joe, they often treat him as Amazing Joe or Poor Joe. But can't he just be . . . Joe?
Joe has one leg. He is 'amazing'. He knows this because wherever he goes people always tell him he’s amazing. Amazing for sliding down the slide, for kicking a ball . . . even walking to get an ice cream, or even just eating an ice cream. Of course, being Amazing Joe is better than being Poor Joe . . .
You’re So Amazing! is a ground-breaking picture book, which explores how we respond to disability.
James and Lucy Catchpole run The Catchpole Agency from their home in Oxford. Their popular Instagram, @thecatchpoles, discusses disability representation in literature. James is an amputee like Joe. His debut picture book, What Happened to You? received impressive critical acclaim and awards. This is the first book Lucy and James have written together.
Karen George is an award-winning illustrator living in Bristol. She illustrated Freddie and the Fairy for Julia Donaldson. She was the illustrator of What Happened to You?.
You’re So Amazing! by James and Lucy Catchpole is on sale now in hardback (£12.99) and paperback (£7.99)
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