Nature Study Buddies
Leigh's Wheelie Adventures
By Charlene McIver
Illustrations by Claudia Gadotti
Published November 2022
A school nature study project makes Leigh anxious as he attempts to keep up with his more able-bodied classmates.
After discovering an easier way to complete the exercise, he embraces nature rather than attempting to climb a tree with his friends.
An uplifting story of friendship, inclusion, and self-awareness.
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Yike! What's that on the back of my chair? Leigh gasps and turns quickly to snap a picture.
'I can't use my body or my legs to help me if I fall,' Leigh says glumly.
'I'm staying on the ground tonight.'
'What's this?' Cosmo asks Tara as he removes a squashed caterpillar from her hair.