Hannah is a writer and illustrator who uses her trademark stickman style to use humour to education about disability. Her two newest books which come out today are Welly Walks and Biscuit Baking - stories aimed at children aged between 2 and 5. Each includes a character in a wheelchair but at no point are the words "disabled", "disability" or "wheelchair" mentioned in the stories. The wheelchair user just is.
These books are so much fun. I liked them both but I think Biscuit Baking is my favourite. I love the colour in them too, it really made the pictures pop. Plus I am once again left in awe of how much life and character Hannah manages to get into simple stickmen characters.
I really recommend these books (and Hannah's other books and products, her wheelchair signs are a particular favourite of mine). I know several people who've had kids this year and I want to buy these for them. But as they are all pretty much still in the newborn stage I'll have to hold off... for now.
£1 from the sale of each book goes to Whizz-Kids - as Hannah describes it:Who help children enjoy fun and full childhoods, get the right wheelchairs for them at the right time, and learn the skills they need – all without pity or patronisation. With loads of input from the kidz themselves, it is run with humour, respect, positivity, professionalism and cheek. A charity after my own heart.
It's also a cause that I too believe in.