This great read-aloud book has illustrations that will make your preschooler smile as we follow the story of this spirited dachshund Fred and his more retiring friend.
Lucia & Lawrence is a heartwarming and exceptional book that explores friendship, special needs, similarities, differences, inclusiveness and creativity. It is a story of two people who find themselves becoming friends even though they see the world in different ways, one full of whimsy and creativeness, the other living in a world of numbers and structure.
Ruth Waters book is fun, celebrates difference, and the importance of being true to yourself. This well paced adventure saw me instantly charmed by bear; I love that he wears patterned woolen jumpers and behaves the opposite of what is expected of a bear.
Clare Atkins, thank you for writing this book and for giving me insight into a world in which I had previously little knowledge about. It is raw, compelling and challenging and for that I am grateful.
Ben Faulks has captured my imagination and got me to run with it to discover who I am, just as the boy in the book does. The boy goes on a journey of self discovery and awareness that is portrayed in a way to make you laugh and be at ease with differences.
Regardless of whether you agree with the content in this book, all bears, children and adults should NEVER feel ashamed about who they are. I am a Christian and I am not ashamed of that so why should someone who is a different race, wears glasses, lives with Asperger’s, ADHD, physical differences, being scared, not being able to read or write, or just like bear…no longer being happy as Thomas but finding joy and peace in being Tilly.