Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Welly Walks by Hannah Ensor (Stickman Communications / Whizz Kidz)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:14 AM Labels: Hannah Ensor, Stickman Communications, Welly Walks, Whizz Kidz
The lovely Hannah Ensor got in touch with ReadItDaddy to tell us all about her fantastic children's books and has very kindly sent us one to take a look at.
"Welly Walks" is the simple but celebratory story of two young children who enjoy a day out, having fun splashing around in puddles and playing with water. We love a good welly walk ourselves, but Hannah's book aims to show that you can have fun whether you're in wellies or on wheels.
Hannah lives with HMS/EDS (being far too bendy and falling apart) and POTS (tap-dancing heart and appearing drunk without alcohol) and, as her fantastic website 'Stickman Communications' says, having a great set of wheels to get around on definitely helps!
She's a talented story teller, and Charlotte loved her stick-figure drawings, which are bold and colourful and help to relay the message that 'different' does not mean an end to enjoying life, nor is it a barrier to joining in, being included in the fun and getting soaking wet when there are watery hi-jinks to be had.
We're hoping to hear more from Hannah about her fantastic books on the blog when we feature Diversity and Inclusivity in an upcoming #readitmd13 theme week. For now though, we are actually looking forward to the next rainstorm and our next welly walk.
Charlotte's best bit: Wheelspinning water in a wheelchair while mum isn't looking.
Daddy's favourite bit: Full of energy and eye-catching scenes, this is utterly fantastic and engaging stuff!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Hannah Ensor)