"We're not producing a set of illustrated medical encyclopaedias; we are writing children's books that just happen to include disabled people, that they are there is just an incidental detail and that's the whole point.."
Kathryn Wilson, artist
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A story about a journey and the consequences of not considering others with restricted mobility. The author, who has a disabled grandson doesn't dwell on Susan as a disabled character. When she is lost she finds herself in a vulnerable situation, not because she can't walk as well as other people but because she's alone in an unfamiliar place...the ultimate scary predicament for any child!
A gentle story based on the writer?s childhood in Ireland and inspired by her son who, among other things, finds loud noises difficult. Margaret wanted to get across that it is important to see children as children. She feels that people often don?t understand that children with autism are disabled ? they are treated as if they are being naughty.
Helen was so inspired by the project that she started writing her own picture book, featuring children dreaming about customised wheelchairs. She explains: "If you had to sit in one all day what would you want it to do? I came up with ships, rockets and even a chair that could take you up to tree tops. I allowed my imagination to run wild in creating the crazy contraptions and enjoyed making the whole thing as lively as possible."