Leigh's Wheelie Adventures
on back cover to watch full Video & read along.
By Charlene McIver
Illustrations by Caroline Keys
Published October 2020
Join Leigh and his friends on this fun-filled beach adventure as they try hilarious ways to move a heavy wheelchair across the sand.
Based on the true story of Leigh. A beautifully illustrated story of friendship and determination.
Suitable for ages 5 to 10 years.
Little Parachutes Gold Award Winner
"Squishy Sand has been awarded a Gold Star by Little Parachutes for the highest quality and most helpful book in their library."
Categories: Acceptance & Inclusion, Confidence & Self-esteem, Courage, Disabilities, Friendship & Getting along, Kindness, Resilience/adaptability.
"This engaging picture book features Leigh, a disabled child who uses a wheelchair. It highlights some of the everyday obstacles that wheelchair users have to cope with. A great choice for any child, reinforcing the importance of empathy, resilience, teamwork, kindness, and creative thinking."
Review by Claire Ward-Dutton, November 2020.
Literary Titan Award
Squishy Sand is an educational children’s story that teaches young readers valuable life lessons and problem-solving using creativity, all wrapped up in a fun little beach adventure. This book shows that it’s important to be understanding and patient with people that struggle with a disability. The story is fun and entertaining for the audience. Overall, the book is a great read for children to learn about others, and how to help them!
Reviewed: March 2021. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Squishy Sand wins 1st place in the Forevability Empowering Tales Children's 2021 Book awards.