What makes Catherine so special? She can't talk, she can't walk like her cousin Frances can. But Catherine listens very hard (hardly anyone does that), and she can walk in her special shoes, but when Frances tries, she just falls over! And her claps are so quiet that hardly anyone can hear them. These are the things that make Catherine special and, because her family knows how special she is, this makes them feel special too. This is the story of a child born with severe additional needs that focusses on the special nature of her abilities. Written from first-hand experience of the author's niece, this is a thoroughly researched and heart-warming book that will enlighten all who read it. Foreword by Jacqueline Wilson.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 270 x 214 x 4 mm
'a very special narrative' 'lovely fluid watercolours' School Librarian 'what a terrific book for promoting positive attitudes towards inclusion... this is a superb, sensitively written and illustrated book, promoting empathy, compassion and understanding.' EYE 'Sensitive text and gentle illustration make it accessible and moving, perfect for introducing and explaining disability to younger children.' Armadillo